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  • New Mineral Analysis Testing

    A 2003 test found levels of aluminum in the Starchild's bone that could not exist naturally in human bone. We recently began a new and more sophisticated round of testing, which it is hoped will shed more light on this bizarre result.


  • Protein Analysis Underway

    The lab has received a bone sample from the Starchild Skull and will soon begin De Novo Peptide Sequencing of its proteins. This test complements the ongoing DNA testing. We'll add results here as they become available. 

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  • DNA Testing Status

    A large amount of raw DNA data has already been extracted from skull samples, and it now needs to be decoded and sequenced. This is the major task that faces the Starchild Project and the genetics lab.

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The Starchild Project - Official Website

THE STARCHILD SKULL is a 900-year-old bone skull found in Mexico in the 1930s. The Starchild Project has been working with independent researchers attempting to determine what this unusual skull is since 1999. The results uncovered by the research team ruled out all known deformities, and presented the scientific community with a genetic and physical profile so diffferent from human that it could be a new species.

Ongoing DNA testing has already discovered a high percentage of unusual DNA, and the Project aims to recover the entire genome, which will allow experts to determine if the Starchild Skull is a new species. Eventually we hope that this Skull will assist in the development of scientific and medical advances.

The Starchild Project is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers, and all research is conducted by independent labs and experts.


Poll: How should we spend our testing dollars?

I want new data, do less expensive tests like exploring the bone fibers - 13%
Only DNA can prove what it is, save up and do the DNA testing - 86.8%

Total votes: 800
The voting for this poll has ended on: June 1, 2014