More than seventy years after her mysterious disappearance while flying over the Pacific Ocean, researchers from Simon Fraser University are using modern DNA and forensic testing technologies to try to put Amelia Earhart to rest.
Amelia Earhart was one of the first and most famous female pilots after rising to fame for her aviation skills in the 1920’s. Earhart and her navigator disappeared in 1937 while attempting to complete a circumnavigational flight around the globe. Since her disappearance, there has been much speculation about her whereabouts.
Led by forensic scientist Dongya Yang, SFU scientists will analyze the saliva Earhart used to seal a series of four letters to collect samples of Earhart’s genetic markers, DNA. If the researchers are able to ascertain a reliable sample of her DNA, they will be able to create a genetic profile for the . . . → Read More: Saliva Solutions: SFU Researchers Attempt to Use DNA to Determine What Happened to Amelia Earhart