CONCEPT: REAL-LIFE JURASSIC PARK

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/science/reverse-engineering-birds-beaks-into-dinosaur-bones.html?_r=0

I made an exciting discovery! It looks like some people have found the means to create a real-life Jurassic Park! Because birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs, some scientists are planning to retro-engineer bird embryos back into dinosaurs starting with chickens. Because I am a dinosaur fan, I hope this happens in my lifetime because seeing a living, breathing dinosaur has been on my bucket list. Some people would say that a real-life Jurassic Park could end badly like the movie, but if these retro-engineered dinosaurs are the same size as the birds they are made from, then they might be more manageable.

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4 thoughts on “CONCEPT: REAL-LIFE JURASSIC PARK”

  1. This is exactly why the answer to the question of “Which came first the chicken or the egg?” is actually “the egg.” The first chicken came from an egg laid by a chicken ancestor, which once upon a time was a t-rex. Now they are going to try to go backwards.

  2. There has been talk for a while of cloning woolly mammoths as well since their frozen DNA has been discovered in areas with tundra. Exciting, but I think I’ll wait and see if anyone is eaten before I buy tickets.

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