Genetic analysis of hair samples attributed to yeti, bigfoot and other anomalous primates
In the first ever systematic genetic survey, we have used rigorous decontamination followed by mitochondrial 12S RNA sequencing to identify the species origin of 30 hair samples attributed to anomalous primates. Two Himalayan samples, one from Ladakh, India, the other from Bhutan, had their closest genetic affinity with a Paleolithic polar bear, Ursus maritimus. Otherwise the hairs were from a range of know extant mammals.
It could still be out there, right?!
Article in Proc B (http://bit.ly/1j1jv89)