Amelia Earhart’s dried spit could help solve the longstanding mystery of the aviator’s 1937 disappearance, according to scientists who plan to harvest her DNA from envelopes. Using Earhart’s genes, a new project aims to create a genetic profile that could be used to test recent claims that her bones have been discovered.
Right now, “anyone can go and find a turtle shell and be like ‘I found Amelia Earhart’s remains,'” said Justin Long of Burnaby, Canada, whose family is partially funding the DNA project.
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