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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: The science of killing myths


The believers, conspiracy theorists, wanna-bes and want-it-to-be’ers are waiting, as the saying goes, on tenterhooks as a researcher pits modern genome science against the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

New Zealand’s University of Otago professor Neil Gemmell told The Associated Press that in June he and a team of researchers will be traveling to Scotland to collect hundreds of water samples from the famed Loch Ness. These samples will come from multiple sites and depths to get a fair array of samples for testing.

Once the samples are collected, debris will be filtered out and DNA ext...

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