Clifford Carnicom summarizes the findings on Morgellons and outlines eleven different aspects of the phenomenon that is worth further investigation.
A method of extracting DNA samples from living forms has been established. The protocol being followed is that from the Genetic Services Learning Center at the University of Utah1. The methods have been applied successfully to human and fruit samples. Equipment to examine the internal structure of the DNA samples is not available at this time; visual microscopy techniques at relatively high magnification (~10,000x) are available.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), associated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has recently demonstrated a heightened interest in the research materials being made available on the carnicom.com website. This interest appears to correlate with a recent presentation on the topic of atmospheric tests conducted for the presence of mold, found at the previous Carnicom paper titled ATMOSPHERIC MOLD IS ABUNDANT (dated March 14, 2003). The mission statement for the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is attached on this page, and a link to the JGI microbial genomic programs information is included as well.