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After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur.
Hans Larsson, the Canada Research Chair in Macro Evolution at Montreal's McGill University, said he aims to develop dinosaur traits that disappeared millions of years ago in birds.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
...this appears to be just one more attempt doomed to failure like all those who tried before.
Originally posted by Chovy
Didn't they watch jurrasic park? Dinosaurs don't make good pets!
The fictional Jurassic Park scenario was never plausible, for starters, by virtue of the fact that no intact DNA has ever been discovered in those mosquitoes trapped in amber.
Preservation in amber seemed to offer a reasonable option and there were several reports, including the one in 1992, that claimed that DNA fragments had been recovered from insects that had died between 25 and 125 million years ago.