An odd coda had been added to the recently-concluded tale of the Atacama 'alien' as Chilean officials and scientists have expressed outrage over the highly-publicized study of the skeleton's genetics.
Following publication of the scientific paper which spawned headlines around the world last week, Chile's National Monuments Council took issue with the research that had been done.
Before one worries that the agency may still believe that the mummified remains are really an alien, rest assured that is not the case.
On the contrary, their concern centers around how the skeleton wound up being taken out of the country in the first place as well as the ethical issues surrounding scientific testing on human remains.
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