Robert Lindsay published an article over the weekend stating from a "source" that Ketchum's report references "Angel DNA". This has caused a number of people to come to Ketchum's defense. One person close to Ketchum, who says he "can't give the full statement" claims that "'Angelic...' was used as the code word for the DNA". On Team Tazer's Facebook page, Melody Knowles explains that "Angel DNA" is an old term used for unknown DNA.
"Melba is at least my age (old, older than her profile pic suggests!), and would be well familiar with that term. But RL pouncing on that terminology is going to lead some to pick up an alien/Nephilium connection. And some who sit behind the desks at the journals may also not be too familiar with it and have reservations as well as up and coming scientists that will be reading the paper. Best to take the term out of the paper and just use 'unknown' instead," she wrote.
It's not clear to anyone whether Ketchum's paper references the term "Angel" or not. To get to bottom of it, the blog Bizarre Zoology, wrote an email to Dr. Melba Ketchum asking her what the real deal is. The following is what she wrote:
"Thank you so much for emailing to ask these questions. While I cant answer everything until the release of the paper I will try to help where I can. In the paper you will find a explanation as to the great lengths Dr. Ketchum went to make sure no contamination was possible. There were more than three labs that the samples were sent to and yes they showed the same results. All the details on the entire research will be released with this paper. We did the press release due to a leak of information.,This was why we had no choice but to do the press release. The paper will be out hopefully in the next few weeks. We do not have a date yet but feel it is soon. We have not said that it has angel DNA . That was not said by anyone on our team , but someone else on the outside. That is very much a false rumor. I hope you are able to read the paper that will be coming out. I think it will put your mind at ease and give you the answers you desire."
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