Friday, August 28, 2009

Chickensaurus


Apparently a Canadian Palaeontologist, Dr. Hans Larsson, has decided that he can create a dinosaur by reverse-engineering or in other words  "devoluting" a chicken's DNA.
Chickens have been around about 65,000,000 years (since the Cretaceous era) and may be dinosaurs closest living relative.
Dr. Larsson,  who has spent years studying dinosaur bones,  says he wants to "flip" certain genetic levers during a chicken embryo's  development so he can reproduce  certain parts of a dinosaur's anatomy.  He says that his goal is not to hatch a dinosaur, but to show that birds are a direct descendant of dinosaurs.
One person suggested that all he'll get is an ugly giant chicken with teeth and that he's calling dibs on the drumstick.
But it would be wild if Jurrasic Park happened.

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