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Originally posted by Night Star
This sounded pretty interesting..
Researchers claim they have sequenced three whole Bigfoot nuclear genomes, helping to prove that the legendary creature exists in North America, and is a human relative that arose 13,000 years ago.
The team is planning on continuing the research, according to Ketchum, because it takes years to analyze a genome, “so we are continuing to work with the three genomes.” She added that they are planning to expand into “non-invasive field studies.”
the two leading manufacturers of DNA sequencing instruments announced almost simultaneously at an investors’ conference that they would introduce new machines this year capable of sequencing an entire human genome in a single day. Life Technologies said its forthcoming Ion Proton machine, which processes DNA on a semiconductor chip, will do it for a cost of $1,000 per genome.
These advances are not just big news for biotech and medicine, but exciting for all Techonomists. They’re proof that the pace of advances in genome sequencing technology has exceeded Moore’s Law. The speed of genome sequencing has far better than doubled every two years since 2003, when the first whole human genome was completed in 13 years’ time at a cost of $3.8 billion.
13,000 to 10,000 years ago: Late Glacial Maximum, end of the Last glacial period, climate warms, glaciers recede; approximate age of Haplogroup K (mtDNA).
Originally posted by Prysm
I hate to point this out, but...
If we're saying that the government is actively covering up the existence of sasquatch (which I think is entirely likely), then that means they know for certain that they exist. And if they know for certain that they exist, then who's to say that they haven't already hunted down several sasquatches and captured them. Doing whatever sort of tests that they like to them with impunity since it's not in the public eye. What with infra-red spy satellites and stealth helicopters at their disposal... Really hoping this isn't the case. The thought makes me ill.
Originally posted by MysterX
This is a curious coincidence. Bigfoot arose 13,000 years ago...which corresponds to the last major global impacts from meteorites, the ending of the major ice age, the destruction of 70% of the worlds flora and fauna and the start of the 1500 year 'Younger Dryas' mini ice age. It's also reckoned to be the origin of the hundreds of worldwide tales and legends of world flooding...strange that Bigfoot would appear around this period
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
reply to post by Night Star
I hear that! Would love the other two right now, but having to wait. They aren't cheap. Worth it, if you can get them, but not cheap! Maybe set aside a couple of bucks a month or something, till you can get one? Wish they'd lower the price!