Photos from the opening of our first clean room in February 2013

A temple for modern times - The lab has three increasingly clean rooms each at a higher pressure than the next. Quoting Kings 1 6:16 “So Solomon built the temple and completed it . . . He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place”

Separate HEPA filtering and pressure control for each of the three rooms

'Ribbon tying ceremony' - after this the ancient DNA lab was decontaminated




Now, only trained people may enter

Our first samples weren't human - mammoth teeth found by near New Bedford fishermen following Hurricane Sandy

We pulverize a few hundred milligrams of each sample

A human tooth after drilling into the root

Preparing DNA for sequencing

UV decontamination  - on even at night