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Well....There Go The Dinosaurs

Postby stebo0728 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:48 pm

http://www.nature.com/news/dna-has-a-52 ... fe-1.11555

I have always been a fan of Crichton and his plausible fiction. Seems Jurassic Park is no longer part of that club. DNA has been found to have a half life of only around 500 years. No raptor cloning in our future I'm afraid.


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Re: Well....There Go The Dinosaurs

Postby bigbadberry3 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:02 pm

That's alright, once I lock down Nelly we'll be good to go.

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Re: Well....There Go The Dinosaurs

Postby stebo0728 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:16 pm

LOL. I'm convinced if she actually DID exist, she'd most likely be a remnant plesiosaur.

I was thinking about this more though after my post. So ok, we can't get a copy of dino DNA now, we know that, its fizzled out due to radioactivity. But, I wonder if we could one day try to take bird DNA, and try to walk back its evolutionary jumps, in an effort to arrive at dino DNA through reverse engineering. Would still be a best guess product I know, but it could maybe work?

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Re: Well....There Go The Dinosaurs

Postby bigbadberry3 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:20 pm

stebo0728 wrote:LOL. I'm convinced if she actually DID exist, she'd most likely be a remnant plesiosaur.

I was thinking about this more though after my post. So ok, we can't get a copy of dino DNA now, we know that, its fizzled out due to radioactivity. But, I wonder if we could one day try to take bird DNA, and try to walk back its evolutionary jumps, in an effort to arrive at dino DNA through reverse engineering. Would still be a best guess product I know, but it could maybe work?
I wouldn't rule out reverse genetic engineering. May not be in our time frame, may have to wait until we get re engineered 1000 ears from now.


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