Amelia Earhart Spit Samples to Help Lick Mystery?

Posted by admin on Feb 18, 2011

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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