RESEARCH

Oxford Launches Bigfoot Project

Researchers at Oxford University have launched a new project to analyze the DNA of Bigfoot, the mythical apelike creature some believe lives in North American forests. The project called for samples believed to be from the creature, and has already been offered hair, blood, and items it supposedly chewed. The results will then be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Oxford’s Brian Sykes said the group would not be considering tales of Bigfoot sightings in their work. “It’s not really possible to fabricate DNA evidence,” he said.