Category Archives: Mitochondrial Testing

DNA defines Polynesian colonization history

The Examiner
Professor Martin Richards, of the University of Leeds, published new mitochondrial DNA evidence in a paper published in The American Journal of Human Genetics on February 3, 2011, that refutes present theory of what peoples colonized Polynesia. The report was reviewed at the EurekaAlert web site.

OU scientists to test bone fragments thought to be Amelia Earhart’s

The Oklahoma Daily
The three bone fragments turned up on a deserted South Pacific island that lay along the course Amelia Earhart was following when she vanished. Nearby were several tantalizing artifacts: some old makeup, some glass bottles and shells that had been cut open.

DNA identifies remains of missing man

ABC 7 News
November 9, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — DNA tests on a bone fragment found in 2004 identified a body found in the Dan McMahon Woods as Glenn Serratt, 49, of Justice, Ill.

Bosnia: bones of at least 97 people found in lake

Associated Press
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia and Serbia said Tuesday they had recovered the skeletal remains of at least 97 people from the banks of a border lake that was partially drained this summer for maintenance.

Mitochondrial DNA used to ID WWII Indiana airman

The Chicago Tribune
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Pentagon says a 20-year-old Indiana airman will be buried with military honors Saturday, 65 years after his plane crashed in the Philippines during World War II.