posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 05:57 PM
I am pretty stunned that, with all the sophisticated tests paid for, they forgot to do something as simple (and cheap) as a qualitative and quantitave
chemical analysis. I mean: they say that the bone fragment failed to dissolve in EDTA after a week or so. That's kinda strange. Instead of going to
incredible lenghts to analize mythocondrial and nuclear DNA, why not start off with a very simple chemical analysis of the bones themselves? Any
university or analysis laboratory will perform it for a very reasonable sum; you could get a groundbreaking discovery for a fraction of the cost of
the nuclear DNA analysis; in alternative, you save a lot of money and can switch to other activities. Of course, if the bones prove to be outside the
set human parameters, you can always get easier access to research funding. If my experience taught me something, is that first you start off with the
cheap and simple analysis and you switch to more sophisticated (and expensive) methods only if the sample is worth the shackles.