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Do Yetis Exists?

High in the Himalayan mountains, eyewitnesses have reported seeing a mysterious ape-like creature for centuries. It is called the Abominable Snowman or Yeti, and it supposedly inhabits this mountainous area.

The stories have been passed down from generation to generation.

Plaster cast of footprints were made, along with other samples purportedly from the mystery creature are currently under scrutiny.

Could new DNA evidence now prove the existence of such a creature?

Currently, there’s a DNA study of Yeti samples from museums and supposed private collections that is out to shed some insight on the origins of this creature.

A study headed by a biologist from the University at Buffalo published a report on November 29, 2017 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. They analyzed nine alleged Yeti specimens, including hair, bone, tooth, skin, and fecal samples collected in the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau.

Check out these links:

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1868/20171804

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/11/037.html

http://earthsky.org/earth/yetis-abominable-snowman-dna-evidence

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Rod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces and directs the web series, CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator. He is also the editor, producer and administrator of TNC Network.

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