Available: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/basics/howmanychromosomes. DNA is a sequence of molecule consisting 4 chemical bases namely Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Thymine that carries the all the information of living things. As an initial test, The University of Adelaide team successfully determined that the Somerton Man's mother belongs to DNA haplogroup H. Sadly, Robin died of prostate cancer in 2009. To provide more evidence to prove this theory, several degradation algorithms introduced in section 5.2 have been applied and changes of ethnicity proportions during different degradation processes have been observed and recorded. This could require a large amount of DNA samples for discovering common SNPs which could be a challenge. An example is presented for a clear understanding. nucleotides on average in a person's DNA. [Accessed: 04- Jun- 2019]. The Somerton Man is an unidentified body from 1948. ... Bumpkin: in order to be able to … To prove the ethnicity report created was reliable, 2 complete DNA files were gained and were degraded to the same level of Somerton Man's DNA which is 2% SNPs remaining in the file. Thus, they can both provide clues -- or even answers -- to the Somerton Man's identity. Where the Somerton Man's body was found. His investigations have led to questions concerning the assumptions police had made on the case. It is a long shot that that tartan represents the Somerton Man's surname, but hey we need to check this. The aim of the project is to investigate the identification of the Somerton Man. DNA is a sequence of molecule consisting 4 chemical bases namely Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Thymine that carries the all the information of living things. Secret love could be hidden in Somerton Man’s DNA On this weekend 70 years ago, a body was discovered on Somerton Beach, sparking one of the nation's most baffling and enduring mysteries. The second algorithm used was by replacing empty genotype with homozygous pairs (AA, GG, TT, CC) which resulted in 4 new algorithms. Average result of heritage data Figure 6. Several simple recovery algorithms were implemented. There are two types of DNA in human beings, one is known as nuclear DNA which is The Harkness years, from 1945 to 1949; The void that was Jessica Harkness; Was the Somerton Man a Dancer ? After more than half century, the identification of the Somerton Man is still unknown. The most current identification techniques would require high quality DNA samples, but the project focus on investigating identification techniques based on low quality genetic data. These SNPs can be found nearly once in every 1,000 Last but not least, finding a higher quality DNA data of Somerton Man would be the best way to identify the man, since higher quality DNA can allow more genetic examinations to be conducted. The program was developed using C++ language. If more sample DNA reference files can be collected, then the analysis on degradation can be more reliable. By doing so, we can investigate his relatives through the process of comparing his DNA to others and figure out whether the analysis result match up with what we know about the man from photos and police reports. 2019]. With DNA data that only contains approximate 2% available SNPs, it is nearly impossible to find any possible related DNA kits to Somerton Man.  “DEAD MAN FOUND LYING ON SOMERTON BEACH” The News, December 1, 1948, p. 1 [online]. The recovery algorithms introduced were too simple and cannot help to increase the chance of finding Somerton Man's relatives in the GEDmatch database. Spit in a little tube, mail it in, and wait for the results. Therefore ClinVar Accession column is introduced to collect the ID of the recorded disease. Figure 7: SNPs counting results of Somerton man DNA file. This algorithm removed the last n% SNPs for every 10 SNPs, where n% is the percentage of SNPs we would like to remove. Available: https://customercare.23andme.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004459928-Raw-Data- Technical-Details. i123456). Then kits with more amount of empty SNPs were replaced with homozygous pairs or random pairs were created, but none of these files could find relative DNA kits in the database. Unfortunately, all of these DNA kits have 0 matches with other DNA in the public database which means these artificial DNA kits do not relate to any kit in the GEDmatch database. 112, pp.664-665 2013. Nucleic Acids Research, 42(D1), pp.D980-D985. Task 3: DNA becomes unreliable when degraded greater than 50% Figure 1. is a genetic sequence formed by multiple There is a plan on spending the rest of budgets on purchasing the advance services provided on GEDmatch. GEDmatch is a website that has an open data personal genomics database and provide tools for DNA and genealogy research. There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in human body's cell, which is 46 ... Derek Abbott and Rachel Egan hope the Somerton Man's DNA will provide answers. Then the DNA match tests would be conducted on the degraded files created in task 3. Picture Credit: ABC News. attached to each nitrogen base to form a The aims of this task is to investigate what results if the DNA match services provide on GEDmatch are conducted on high quality DNA kits, and how the degradation could effect the match results. The degraded files with 10% SNPs remaining have no match results. This ID linked to the Clinvar database and allow the user to find a detailed medical report about the disease. [Accessed: 06- Jun- 2019]. A screenshot of a sample file is shown below. More details are linked to another database called ClinVar which is a freely accessible, public database that provide medical reports of the relationships among human variants and phenotypes . In this project, the DNA data analysis would only focus on autosomes. It has thread-like Interest in the case seems to be getting Professor Abbott some supporters as Attorney-General Vickie Chapman told the ABC that the Government is willing to support the exhumation on one condition: “If Somebody can … The Somerton Man cold case has captivated sleuths — both real and amateur — for decades. Any further attempts to identify the body have been hampered by the embalming formaldehyde having destroyed much of the man’s DNA. Picture Credit: News.com.au, Professor Derek Abbott. Cold War spy theories abound around the Somerton Man, particularly because his clothing had the labels cut out, but Renee points out that tens of thousands of migrants arrived in SA in the 2-3 years surrounding the man’s death, and many of them removed the labels from their clothing because they were second-hand and had someone else’s name written in them. It is interesting that Clive sees a resemblance to SM in the Scots-Irish actor Stephen Boyd (AKA Millar) because SM’s mtDNA haplogroup is present at significant levels in Ireland. One-to-many tool is the main service provided by GEDmatch. structures, and DNA molecules are coiled up around hi stones proteins to form the Column Total cM shows the total centimorgan which is a measure of genetic linkage between the 2 DNA kits. (2019). Finally! Relating this back to the Somerton Man, only 50% of DNA is needed from the Somerton Man to undergo further research. With the recovery algorithm introduced before, the project team can recover more SNPs in Somerton Man's DNA reference file and try to use the one-to-many tool on those kits. Was the Somerton Man a Prospector .. ? Then the Somerton Man's DNA reference file was uploaded to GEDmatch to be used on the one-to-many tool. DNA testing has shown that Robin has American relatives. National Library of Medicine, May. 28, 2019. This means that the quality of Somerton Man's DNA file is too low to be used on the one-to-many tool and implementing simple recovery algorithms are pointless. Such low quality DNA file is not accepted by GEDmatch to conduct DNA match examination. As the figure shown, there are more than 0.6 million SNPs in the files, but only about 2% of them have determined base pairs. We have some new information regarding this case ... We ended last week with no identification of the Somerton Man and even now, seventy years on, we still don’t know who he was. The column Kit, Name and Email indicate the kit number, name of the kit and email of kit's owner. Abbott also tracked down the Barbour waxed cotton of the period and found packaging variations. The quality of Somerton Man's DNA reference file is lower than expected. There are a lot of theories as to why he was in Australia and who he was but we still don’t have a definitive answer. [Online]. Only a small amount of SNPs in the DNA file are changed could result a significant affect on DNA match results. base pairs. He had one unsmoked cigarette tucked behind his ear and another more-than-half smoked cigarette nuzzled between his cheek and his coat’s collar. THE BLOG THAT BROKE THE SOMERTON MAN CODE; THE SOMERTON MAN MYSTERY 2020, The Tamam Shud case. One of the group member was absent in the meeting several times due to time clash. Theory 1: The Somerton Man was the father of Jestyn’s son, Robin. The recovery works was done by developing multiple programs using C++.  Chick, H. (2017). To get the paternal DNA (YDNA) of the man, one needs the hair roots. After the matching … Processing the results could reportedly take up to a year. Several points can be introduced to improve the outcome of the project. All images in the public domain, via … [Accessed: 02- Jun- 2019]. And If the Somerton Man's DNA kit could be recoverd to a level of 60% SNPs remaining, part of his DNA match results can be reliable. On December 10th the body was embalmed, the first time anyone could remember this happening to an unidentified person. Mortuary photo of the unknown man found dead on Somerton Beach, south of Adelaide, Australia, in December 1948. The Somerton Man, as he became known, was immaculately turned out.  Chen, J. and Seroka, A. Byron Deveson. Prof. Jeremy Austin of the University of Adelaide, discusses how DNA will help identification. Samples of the Somerton Man's hair exist in a museum, but unfortunately concentration levels of viable autosomal DNA are too low in such old hair. A website called GEDmatch was used for conducting DNA analysis. and multiple nucleotides are placed in The DNA sample used in figure 22 is a completely different one from the samples used in figure 21. This project only focuses on the analysis of nuclear DNA. An unlit cigarette was o… Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44469/. Also the project concentrates on using engineering methods and problem solving skills to improve the identification techniques. Hair was retrieved from the plaster death bust, and DNA was recovered years ago, though the techniques could not reveal much at the time. Available: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36371152. The bases Most budgets are spent on ordering 2 DNA kits from 23andme company for DNA testing. The first aim of this task is to investigate the ethnicity of the Somerton Man. According to the result of task 2 and task 4, the degradation process would have huge effect on the match results of a human DNA data. In general, a DNA The main topic of the project is human identification using software programming and genetic analysis techniques. The man in the photograph does bear a resemblance to the Somerton Man, and would've been 48 when the Somerton Man's body was found- an appropriate age, based on autopsy findings. To confirm his wife is the granddaughter of the Somerton Man, a DNA test using hairs from the plaster bust will be completed. A tissue and cigarette were found near the body, and a complete DNA profile was compiled from these. A DNA reference file stores a group of SNPs data of owner's DNA. And, in a twist of fate, Abbott may be married to the man's granddaughter. The Somerton Man and what may have ailed him. On this week's episode of Mamamia's crime podcast True Crime Conversations, Ellis-Jones says she believes Joe did know the Somerton Man, and according to a wealth of evidence explored in the podcast, the son belonging to Joe, also belonged to … The first algorithm is called random algorithm which is to replace empty SNPs with random base pairs in genotype. On December 1st 1948, a well-dressed male was found dead on Somerton Beach in Adelaide. Figure 19 shows part of the genetic diseases outputs. Last but not least, the Overlap column present how many SNPs were used in the comparison between 2 kits. Similar graph which was done by last year's project were shown in figure 22. Eurogenes K13 model is selected as the 'calculator' model. Figure 12 is a map that indicates the areas of Baltic region and Figure 13 shows North Atlantic region. For the next six weeks, Somerton man was little more than a local curiosity, all enquiries exhausted. The second goal is to conduct some DNA analysis on the DNA reference file. Figure 18 is the line graph that shows how the means of ethnicity proportions change via the degradation process with standard error provided. Maybe Somerton Man was someone Thomson knew, maybe a friend, but maybe just an acquaintance. In February 2018, the University of Adelaide team obtained a high definition analysis of the mitochondrial DNA from the hair sample from Somerton Man.  Landrum, M., Lee, J., Riley, G., Jang, W., Rubinstein, W., Church, D. and Maglott, D. (2013). dbSNP provides only a brief description of the clinical effects. So, unless there is a confession hiding in the databanks of some clandestine agency just waiting to be uncovered, we will probably never know the truth about the Tamam Shud case. But there is always at least one member attend the meeting with the supervisor. With the support of data mining program, 613905 SNPs were searched in the database and 574 diseases were found. This theory is based on rare genetic similarities between the Somerton Man and Robin, such as the shape of the teeth and the ears. To be specific, his ethnicity is about 36.21% North Atlantic and 20.44% Baltic. When researchers attempted this task, Robin was already deceased hence they had to use a new technique. But if some reliable recovery strategies were introduced which have not been determined yet and allow Somerton Man's DNA to be recovered to more than 60% SNPs, then his relatives may be discovered. located in cell nucleus and another type is mitochondrial DNA which is located in the Each SNP represents a difference in a nucleotide which is Of course, this is only true if Rachel is indeed the Somerton Man’s granddaughter. [Accessed: 02- Jun- 2019]. If Egan isn't a match, Abbott hopes the DNA … Then the false positives for this degraded kit are D and E, and the false negatives are kits M and N. A line graphs of the number of false positives and false negatives against the percentage of SNPs removed will be created to show how degradation process effect the match results. In this task, one-to-many tool will be used again on 2 sample DNA files the project ordered from 23andMe, and the match results shall be recorded. More links to the Somerton Man’s DNA could emerge any day, further pinning down his family origins. To search the clinical effects of SNPs, the team developed a data mining program that collects information in SNP database. And false negatives would present kits that are matched with original kit but not with the degraded one. In general, the recovery work is to replace a fixed amount of empty SNPs which is 2000 SNPs for each chromosome with available SNPs. DNA can't lie. The change of test results will be observed and discussed. But the results could take up to a year to process.” I have previously given the reasons why I think that even a very partial DNA sequence should be sufficient to identify relatives of Somerton Man. The project ordered 2 sets of complete DNA reference data from 23andMe which provide same format as Somerton Man's file. Therefore, the chance that no DNA kit in the database is related to Somerton Man is nearly impossible. It seems in the announcement we are not talking about DNA from the Somerton Man, we are talking about DNA from a 'Presumed relative of the dead man'. rs123456). In this task, the project group aims to artificially recover Somerton Man's DNA file to satisfy the basic SNPs amount requirements (2000 SNPs for each chromosome) of GEDmatch's one-to-many tool and find out how many people is related to Somerton Man's DNA kit. According to both graphs, the number of false positives and false negatives for different DNA samples are not same. In February 2018, the University of Adelaide team obtained a high definition analysis of the mitochondrial DNA from the hair sample from Somerton Man. Somerton Man’s DNA was analysed with dbSNP 575 potential genetic diseases were found associated to Somerton Man’s DNA. Maybe he raped her in 1946, ... and an initial examination of foreign DNA gave no results. As GEDmatch is the most commonly used DNA database in public, it contains a huge amount of DNA kits in its database. The project team degraded each complete DNA sample files into 9 files by removing 10% SNPs, 20% SNPs and then step by step to 90% SNPs. The remains of a 23 year-old man, who was killed by a blow to the face, were discovered to be at least 9,000 years old. By degrading several complete DNA files, we can observe how degradation could affect DNA analysis results. The Somerton Man's case is one of the most mysterious case in South Australia until today. Picture Credit: News.com.au, Plaster cast made of the Somerton Man. females. Crime SA News. For instance, one SNP may replace a nucleotide of base The diseases names are recorded in disease name column. The 23 doubts that surround the Somerton Man Case. The third and fourth methods were to remove the first and last n% of SNPs for each chromosome, where n% is the percentage of SNPs we would like to remove. among human beings. Then the Somerton Man's DNA reference file was uploaded to GEDmatch to be used on the one-to-many tool. A program was developed that allows the user to degrade the selected DNA file into different levels of DNA data. These files were then uploaded to GEDmatch and the same ethnicity research was conducted as what has been done on Somerton man's DNA raw data. As the graph shown, each region proportion fluctuate at a certain level. The program extracted every non-empty SNP in Somerton Man's DNA reference file. 2019].  Davidski. The project provides a DNA reference file of the Somerton Man which is a corrupted DNA data. The SNP database the project selected to use was dbSNP which is the largest database for nucleotide variations in the world, and is managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). With the API provided by dbSNP, connection to dbSNP was established and each rsid of the extracted SNP was sent. The top 30 match results for each degraded DNA kit would be recorded and compare with the results of their original kit. It is important to note that all 5 recovery strategies were all implemented. To be more sure about that would require exhumation of his corpse and either genetic testing of any intact tissue or chemical analysis of dental enamel, which can reveal where someone lived when their teeth … 28, 2019. (2018). I know some bodies can decay to the point where you can’t get DNA, but now that anyone’s DNA can be run though a public site are unidentified dead bodies still a thing for people whose DNA can be collected? Most SNPs do not effect health of owner. Available at: https://www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/personal/dabbott/wiki/index.php/Final_Report/Thesis_2018 [Accessed 1 Nov. 2019]. Also, ethnicity reports of degraded_DNA files for each complete DNA are shown in figure 14 and 15.  Bineth, J, "Somerton Man: One of Australia's most baffling cold cases could be a step closer to being solved" This Is About, 13 December 2017. This tool was provided by GEDmatch and can generate a report of ethnicity proportions to the given DNA kit. The ethnicity reports of 2 complete sample DNA files are presented in figure 16 and 17. In DNA analysis, only the SNPs with available base pairs can be used and most genetic analysis technique would require a certain amount of available SNPs. than 99% of the bases are common in all human beings, and the physiological As more SNPs are removed, the amount of false positives and false negatives increases until 50% SNPs are removed. Several risks occurred during the progress. The counting outputs of Somerton man's DNA data is presented in figure 7. The third column, position, indicates positions of SNPs in owner's DNA sequence. The indignities of an exhumation; DNA, mtDNA, genealogy,mass spectroscopy and nuclear related matters. Firstly, there are only 2 DNA samples in this project for analysis. Somerton Man’s DNA was analysed with dbSNP 575 potential genetic diseases were found associated to Somerton Man’s DNA. A man, who more than 70 years later, no one even knows the name of. Now, a decade later, his wish may be granted. “Polymorphism and Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)” Science Made Simple, Vol. [online] Available at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-14/somerton-man-cold-case-could-be- one-step-closer-to-solved/9245512 [Accessed 1 Jun. The 'Somerton Man', as he's come to be known, was discovered in the early hours of December 1, 1948 on Somerton Beach just miles from Adelaide, Australia. chromosomes in total. The first goal of this task is to evaluate the quality of the file including counting the total amount of SNPs and the amount of available (non-empty) SNPs. Virtual reality specialist Daniel Voshart conducted a facial reconstruction of the mysterious 'Somerton Man' who was found at Somerton Park Beach, south of Adelaide, on December 1, 1948. There are $250 budgets assigned to each member in the project, in which is $500 budgets in total for the project. In February 2018, the University of Adelaide team obtained a high definition analysis of the mitochondrial DNA from the hair sample from Somerton Man.  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DNA from the bust. 19 January 2016 ... but sometimes gave conflicting results. The Somerton Man’s mtDNA haplogroup .. From Byron Deveson. The next algorithm performed was the opposite of the first algorithm. In order to provide stronger evidence to prove whether the low quality DNA file's ethnicity report is reliable or not, different degradation algorithms were introduced. males and females and the last 23rd pair is sex chromosomes which differ males and According to the observation of ethnicity change during the degradation process, as more amount of SNPs are removed from a complete human DNA reference file, the result of ethnicity report would be less accurate but the largest and second largest ethnicity regions in the report are still reliable. This “i” format is used internally by 23andMe to identify the unknown SNP and cannot be used in public database. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is a genetic variation Other key evidence no longer exists, such as the brown suitcase, which was destroyed in 1986. The risk assessment table are listed below. In March 2009 a University of Adelaide team led by Professor Derek Abbott began an attempt to solve the case through cracking the code and proposing to exhume the body to test for DNA. And it is impossible to recover Somerton Man's DNA by implementing simple recovery methods such as replacing empty SNPs with random base pairs or homozygous pairs.  "General Information about dbSNP as a Database Resource", Center for Biotechnology Information (US), 2005. are obtained from the order of these  U.S. National Library of Medicine, "What are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)?",U.S. DNA Much has been made of the issue of the Somerton Man DNA and the links to America. The proportion of first 2 largest ethnicity regions of each degraded files have been plotted on line graphs. Members sometimes misunderstand assigned task, but issues were always fixed in the meeting in the following week. The genetic instructions of The Somerton Man's DNA reference file provided to the project contain 613905 SNPs, but only 2.08% of SNPs that were not empty and were available for DNA analysis. Unfortunately the website rejects to process the Somerton Man's data to use the one-to-many tool since the file did not meet the minimum requirements of 2000 SNPs for each chromosome. With such low portion of available SNP, limited DNA analysis techniques can be conducted on the file. In the video above: The NSW woman who murdered her husband, boiled his head and plated him up. Part 3- The Somerton Man’s Belongings ... Robin’s DNA. Some of the man's hairs became embedded in the mould, pulling the hair out with the roots pointing upwards. The last column, genotype, is the column for base pairs of variants (A, T, G, C). ), Where the Somerton Man was found. In addition, if there was no DNA kit that matches with Somerton Man' DNA in the database, recovering more empty SNP's of the Somerton Man's DNA could be a back up plan. There have been many arguments against H. C. Reynolds being the Somerton Man by people close to the case, but a professor who examined the photo finds the theory plausible. Figure 6.1 shows the information provided by dbSNP. One-to-many tool is the main service provided by GEDmatch. The tomb of the Somerton Man, in Adelaide’s West Terrace cemetery. The Somerton Man's DNA was selected as input kit of the utility and the ethnicity report was generated. He would come to be known simply as the Somerton Man, and has since become the subject of one of the most baffling mysteries … Therefore the project concludes that when a large amount of SNPs are removed from a set of DNA data, the ethnicity report generated from the DNA data would be influenced, but the results are still acceptable to identify the owner's ethnicity. In 1948 The body of a man was found on an Australian beach close to an Atomic Testing ground, he was poisoned. In addition, witness statements have disappeared from the police file over the years. So, if we get someone with missing lateral incisors, distinct ears, and a link to the Jefferson line, we might have something. The figure below shows the look of the Somerton Man. There are about 3 billion Unfortunately, the DNA data is corrupted due to degradation of the hair, but the team of the project will try the best to investigate the data with modern techniques. Once some relatives are identified it is just a relatively straightforward genealogical task to narrow down the identification to a small family group, even a single individual. He was clean-shaven, well dressed in a suit and no belongings of him that could prove his identity. molecule called nucleotide. Somerton man Figure 2. As an initial test, The University of Adelaide team successfully determined that the Somerton Man's mother belongs to DNA haplogroup H. In another case, if the Somerton Man's DNA reference file is available to be recovered to more than 20% SNPs remaining, there could be DNA kits found related to him. He had petitioned the South Australian Government twice to exhume the body of the Somerton Man so that DNA can be extracted and both those times it has been denied. are adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T) . If the DNA matches that of Abbott's wife, the mystery may, finally, be solved. It is obvious that there is too many empty SNPs in Somerton Man's DNA reference file. I do not understand how that could confirm anything virtual or otherwise. National Library of Medicine, May. Mortuary photo of the unknown man found dead on Somerton Beach, south of Adelaide, Australia, in December 1948. 28, 2019.  U.S. National Library of Medicine, "What is DNA?",U.S. image copyright Thinkstock. Picture Credit: 9news, H. C. Reynolds Identifcation Card. Similar phenomenon can be discovered when comparing ethnicity reports of DNA sample 2. Let’s get to 15,000! Welcome to the leading, factual blog with a 7 year history of finding new evidence on this Australian Cold Case. To approach the goals of the project, the team firstly evaluates the DNA data and try to conduct DNA analysis via different genetic services. is finding an intact body and never identifying it like the Somerton man still a thing? Unfortunately, the DNA data was corrupted and has a high drop rate, therefore the project team was required to use different strategies and techniques to recover and analyse the DNA, then try to find out any possible characteristics of the Somerton Man. 1St to 22nd chromosome ), … Mortuary photo of the Somerton was... 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