New DNA Testing
Chase Kloetzke has been working around the clock trying to get the DNA testing done. In February we spent time together to collect more samples for testing. She was able to secure Paleo-DNA Laboratory to do the DNA testing.
I sent the DNA samples to Paleo DNA Laboratory on February 28, 2017.
\Paleo DNA Laboratory is the home to one of the top ancient DNA laboratory in the world. First thing they will do is check for DNA viability. They will prescreen the sample I sent to see if there is viable DNA. Then they will find out what information can be obtained from the samples. This will save time and money knowing which samples will yield the best results.
If they find viable DNA then the next step is to analysis the ancient DNA.
Ancient DNA Analysis discovers information hidden in genetics.
If the DNA comes totally or significantly different form that of human DNA then we will need to delve deeper into the DNA.
You might remember that Lloyd estimated that the DNA testing would cost around $7 million. He was including making a 2 documentary film. He was expecting to make millions off the films. When I heard him say this at a conference I was appalled as I’m sure many of you were.
Next we all heard the anonymous lab quote of $800,000 to do the DNA testing. The reason for this quote is due to the fact that that Lab was not qualified to do ancient DNA. This would have been their first attempt.
While the cost of this DNA test will be much more reasonable price.