Friday, March 25, 2005

Scientists Recover Tissue From T. Rex

Scientists Recover Tissue From T. Rex
(Live Science)
If scientists can isolate proteins from the material, they may be able to learn new details of how dinosaurs lived, said lead researcher Mary Higby Schweitzer of North Carolina State University.

“We’re doing a lot of stuff in the lab right now that looks promising,” she said in a telephone interview. But, she said, she does not know yet if scientists will be able to isolate dinosaur DNA from the materials.

It was recovered dinosaur DNA—the blueprint for life—that was featured in the fictional recreation of the ancient animals in the book and film Jurassic Park.

Before anybody books the island, I propose we wait for velociraptor DNA too, just to be on the safe side.

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