April 05, 2018
Ending a long-standing mystery that once set the unidentified flying object community abuzz, researchers have sequenced the entire genome of a strange, 15-centimeter-tall human skeleton and identified mutations that may be responsible for its odd appearance. The specimen, discovered in the Chilean desert in 2003, had puzzled scientists because of its skeletal deformities and bone development that seemed much more advanced than its size suggested. But a comparison of its DNA to that of another human has revealed several mutations in genes involved in bone disorders—and confirmed once and for all that this being is definitely from our world.
Source: Science Magazine