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Paleontologists Found a Tyrannosaurus rex thigh bone in a remote region of Montana a few months ago. In order to fit the bone into the transport helicopter, they were forced to break it in two. Breaking the bone resulted in an amazing discovery, they found Soft Tissue that somehow resisted fossilization. The Tissue incuded blood vessels, and they are hoping to find blood cells in the tissue! The amazing thing is that the Tissue was still flexible.
Does this discovery of soft dinosaur tissue mean that scientists will soon be able to clone a Tyrannosaurus rex? Probably not – most scientists believe that DNA cannot survive for 70 million years. Then again, before this discovery, most scientists believed that soft tissue could not survive for 70 million years either.
Current theories about fossil preservation hold that organic molecules should not preserve beyond 100,000 years. Schweitzer hopes that further research will reveal exactly what the soft structures isolated from these bones are made of. Do they consist of the original cells, and if so, do the cells still contain genetic information? Her early studies of the material suggest that at least some fragments of the dinosaurs’ original molecular material may still be present.
Originally posted by a1ex
So there is another theory that the earth is not as old as we think it is, could this
be used as proof?
Now what scares me is: what if bacteria or a virus is still in the tissue? we could bring back an epidemic that existed back then....
So there is another theory that the earth is not as old as we think it is, could this be used as proof?
Now what scares me is: what if bacteria or a virus is still in the tissue? we could bring back an epidemic that existed back then
I seriously doubt dinos will ever be cloned simply because there will never be enough genetic material available,
I hope this finding is 100% Real
Can we use the tools of molecular paleontology to detect biomarkers not only in fossils but also in extraterrestrial samples? Did life never evolve on other planets? Did it evolve then go extinct? Or is it thriving now?
Originally posted by razor1000
i believe that this subject was beaten to death when jurasic park came out i guess you might have misssed it, the point is that there is no DNA left to clone dino's recombining DNA would not produce a dyno it would only create a man made monster