So Much for Sasquatch

Melba Ketchum from Texas-based genetic testing firm DNA Diagnostics said back in February that her team had sequenced mitochondrial and nuclear genome DNA samples from Sasquatch, which they published in the brand-new journal the DeNovo Journal of Science. At the time, Ketchum said in a press release that Sasquatch appeared to be a hybrid between humans and an unknown hominin species.

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