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Re: Sue -- fossilized bone
At 08:23 PM 10/7/97 -0700, GBT wrote:
>Jeff Poling wrote:
>> At 10:14 AM 10/7/97 EDT, Karen Seo wrote:
>> >A friend said yesterday that he'd heard on NPR or some such that
>> >Sue's bones were real bone not fossilized bone. This seemed
>> >vanishingly unlikely after 10's of millions of years, but is
>> >there any truth to this rumor?
>> I don't know about "Sue"'s bones, but I do know that only the outermost
>> parts of the Wankel T. rex's bones were fossilized, with the inside being
>> true bone material. They even found what they think are red blood cells.....
>Interesting. I haven't seen the literature. Can you post it. And also,
>can we assume that if these are true red blood cells, will scientists be
>able to now construct a DNA model for T-REX.
If nobody else does, I'll see if I can dig up a ref. I'll be out of town
for the next few days, so don't wait up....
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