My recent blog post on "starseeds" drew a number of comments, via email, blog comment, and telephone. One of them was from an Australian neuroscientist, with expertise in DNA. This scientist wrote that he wondered if "starseeds" were aware that there are relatively inexpensive DNA tests available right now?
"The test is cheap and covers many aspects of human DNA including autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, y-chromosomal DNA.
The autosomal DNA test looks at many SNPs possibly over a million. This should be enough to determine if the DNA has been mixed with ET DNA."
I turned to the Internet to explain the terms used. I found:
Autosomal DNA "...is a term used in genetic genealogy to describe DNA which is inherited from the autosomal chromosomes. An autosomal is any of the numbered chromosomes, as opposed to the sex chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of autosomal and one pair of sex chromosomes."
Mitochondrial DNA "...is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles with eukaryotic cells..."
y-chromosomal DNA "...is used to explore a man's patrilineal or direct father's-line ancestry..."
SNP (single - nucleotide - polymorphism) SNP is a variation in a single nucleotide that occurs at specific positions in the genome.
Critics of the reality, or otherwise, of claims of "starseeds" to be part human and part extra-terrestrial, and to have alien DNA, ask that "starseeds" provide DNA evidence to back up their claims.
Critics point out that there are inexpensive DNA tests currently, readily available. For example, those offered by such companies as https://www.23andme.com
The challenge then, to individuals who come forward with accounts of being part human and part alien,, is, will you take one of these DNA tests, and publish the results?