Could human blood remnants that contain a man's DNA be traces of the blood of Jesus? Does it contain the DNA of God?
The DNA of God?, by Leoncio A. Garza-Valdes: It is the fascinating story of this microbiologist's journey of discovery and of the earthshaking secrets he has revealed about the Shroud of Turin.
Dr.Garza-ValdÃ©s, on page 120 states that blood remnants from the Shroud of Turin, from the areas of the left hand (taken by the STURP group in 197
and from the occipital region (taken by Riggi in April 21, 198
were tested with PCR for the presence of three gene segments:
1- Betaglobin gene.
2- Amelogenin-X gene.
3- Amelogenin-Y gene.
The testing was done at the PCR laboratory of the Department of Microbiology at the university of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, headed by Dr. Victor Tryon.
All three segments of the human genes tested were positive, indicating that the blood of the Man of the Shroud came from a human male.
The betaglobin gene from chromosome-11 was the first segment of DNA that was studied and cloned. It is the easiest gene to study, and the results were excellent: 268 base pairs (nucleotides) were found. The control used this cloning was HUMHBB221.
And here are the results of this betaglobin gene segment from the blood of the Shroud, cloned from the occipital area blood glob:
The DNA of Jesus?... the DNA of God?:
Con TCCTAAGCA GTGCCAGAAG AGCCAAGGAC AGGTAGCGGCT GTCATCACTT 1450
Shr GAAG AGCCAAGGAC AGGTNCCAAT GTCATCACTT 34
TCCTAAGCCA GTGCCA (PRIMER)
Con AGACCTCACC CTGTGGAGCC ACACCCTAGG GTTGGCCAAT CTACTCCCAG 1500
Srd AGACCTCACC CTGTGGAGCC ACACCCTAGG GTTGGCCAAT CTACTCCCAG 84
Con GAGCAGGGAC GGCAGGAGCC AGGGCTGGGC ATAAAAGTCA GGCAGAGCC 1550
Shr GAGCAGGGAG GGCAGGAGCC AGGCTGGGC ATAAAAGTCA GGCAGAGCC 134
Con ATCTATTGCT TACATTTGCT TCTGACACAA CTGTGTTCAC TAGCAACCTC 1600
Srd ATCTATTGCT TACATTTGCT TCTGACACAA CTGTGTTCAC TAGCAACCT 184
Con AACAGACAC CATGGTGCAC CTGACTCCTG AGGAGAAGTC TGCGGTTACT 1650
Shr AAACAGACAC CATGGTGCAC CTGACTCCTG AGGAGAAGTC TGCCGTTACT 234
Con GCCCTGTGGG GCAAGGTGAA CGTGGATGAA GTGGTGGTG AGGCCCTGGG 1700
Srd GCCCTGTGGG GCAAGGTGAA CGTGGATGAA GTTG 268
(primer) GTGGTG AGGCCCTGGG