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Jurassic Park comes true: How scientists are bringing dinosaurs back to life with the help of the humble chicken
Jurassic Park comes true: How scientists are bringing
dinosaurs back to life with the help of the humble
By Zoe Brennan
Deep inside the dusty university store room, three
scientists struggle to lift a huge fossilised bone.
It is from the leg of a dinosaur.
For many years, this chunky specimen has languished
cryptically on a shelf.
Interesting but useless ? a forgotten relic of a lost
Now, with hammer and chisel poised, the academics from
Montana State University in America gather round.
They are about to shatter this rare vestige of the
Why would they do such a thing?
The answer is that they believe that this single
fragment of a beast which stalked the earth untold
millions of years ago could hold the key which will
unlock the secrets of the dinosaurs.
Extraordinarily, they contend that it could lead to a
real life Jurassic Park, where dinosaurs are once
again unleashed on the world by scientists.
For just like in the hit Steven Spielberg movie, these
men and women are intent on cracking the genetic code
of the dinosaurs and opening the possibility of
bringing them back to life.
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