posted on Oct, 11 2012 @ 08:23 AM
Even in the Jurassic Park movies, they didn't have enough DNA to clone the Dinosaurs.
Remember, they had to use DNA from modern animals to fill the gaps created where the Dino DNA had degraded too badly.
On the other hand I'm not sure we should be playing god making hybrids like that, but that won't stop some people from doing it anyway.
True I remember that, I think they used frog DNA to fill the gap and they also wanted the 'hybrid' to be of the same sex so that they couldn't
reproduce...but "nature found a way", something like that.
I noticed in the summary of the article I get the feeling they left room for other possibilities because the dna strands they were using for the test
model were from the 'bird' species MOA (looks like an ostrich, doesn't look like it can fly), and I would assume their bone would not be near as
dense as some of the large land predators.
"In other words, the last break to separate the final two bases in the DNA code occurs after a maximum of 6.8 million years – and this is indeed a
highly optimistic estimate.
In addition, we know that much longer DNA fragments are required in order to be sequenced and meaningful, and such fragments would be gone a long time
before the 6.8 million year mark.
So dinosaur DNA is still science fiction … but then again, we all know now that birds are actually (theropod) dinosaurs, so in that sense it is
easily argued our entire study is based on DNA from extinct dinosaurs."