International Experts Refute ‘Alien’ Mummy Analysis, Question Ethics And Legality

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International Experts Refute 'Alien' Mummy Analysis, Question Ethics And Legality

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Forbes Science

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Killgrove, Kristina

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Forbes

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July

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2018

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/07/18/international-experts-refute-alien-mummy-analysis-question-ethics-and-legality/#38eb0dd33722

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In March of this year, a group of geneticists published a study in Genome Research on a small, 'alien'-like mummy nicknamed Ata, found in the Atacama Desert of Chile in 2003. While those researchers suggested that novel mutations might be responsible for the mummy's seemingly odd anatomical characteristics, an international team of experts has now refuted those results and questioned the ethical and legal implications of the DNA analysis.

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