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Re: Dino-fuzz found in amber?



Right, Mary Higby Schweitzer's work was on the amino acid sequences of 
proteins, from which DNA sequences can be reverse engineered.


On Sep 15, 2011, at 2:45 PM, David Marjanovic wrote:

>> Wow. What is the chance that they will try to extract some DNA
>> sample?
> 
> As far as known today, DNA doesn't last longer than 100,000 years, unless 
> it's frozen, and the only place that _might_ have stayed frozen since the 
> Mesozoic are the Gamburtsev Mountains in Antarctica. I hear they're currently 
> covered by 1 to 2 miles of ice.

Jason Brougham
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American Museum of Natural History
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