THE SASQUATCH GENOME PROJECT
Homo Sapiens Cognatus
Dr. Melba Ketchum & Scientific team including:
Dr. Melba S. Ketchum, Lead Scientist, SGP
Melba S. Ketchum, D.V.M.
Dr. Melba S. Ketchum grew up south of Houston, Texas. She is a Moody Scholar and attended Texas A&M University in College Station, where she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in only five years. She practiced veterinary medicine until 1985 when her interest in genetics led her to establish DNA Diagnostics in 1985. She was a visiting scientist at the University of Kentucky’s Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory in 1985 and in 1986. Dr. Ketchum has completed numerous training programs as new methods and technologies in DNA analysis have been introduced. She has advanced the science through her invention of the VeriSNP™ (patent pending) simultaneous DNA SNP and mutation array testing, which supports forensics, identity, parent verification, disease, traits (physical attributes), ancestry, and breed and sex determination.
Dr. Ketchum is a member of the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators and has served as the organization’s treasurer. She has chaired or served on a number of international committees and projects through the International Society for Animal Genetics. Extensively published in her discipline, Dr. Ketchum and has spoken at more than 20 conferences and other events. She also has been a consultant on local, national and international levels and provides professional forensic consultation and testimony in legal cases.
Her funded research included multi-year work on the International Horse Genome Project and is one of the founding North American members of that consortium. She also has conducted a wide variety of research projects in DNA analysis and genetics involving animal species, DNA methods in animal and human forensics as well as veterinary diseases and treatments. Dr. Ketchum was one of the forensic scientists enlisted to conduct analysis of mtDNA sequences of human remains from victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster.
Dr. Ketchum now focuses on selected genetic research projects.
Dr. Ketchum; a genetics expert; was involved in a wide variety of research projects, DNA and Genetics anaylsis involving animal species; including the “International Horse Genome Project” as well as specializing in human forensics.
A five year, $500,000 dollar funded genetic study using over 100 sasquatch samples. Samples were Extensive testing resulted in a hybrid human and unknown hominin. Twelve labratories ivolved in the study were not informed of the source being sequenced. Upon sequencing of the sasquatch nuclear DNA; one lab responded with questions “what is this??? Have you discovered a new species?”
In summary, the data indicates that the Sasquatch has human mitochondrial DNA but possesses nuclear DNA that is a structural mosaic consisting of human and novel non-human DNA. (Published: DeNovo Scientific Journal 2013)