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Dinosaur 'blood' extracted from ancient bone

By T.K. Randall
May 6, 2009 · Comment icon 16 comments

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Scientists have succeeded in extracting proteins and microstructures from an 80 million-year-old dinosaur bone, demonstrating that it is possible to recover tissue from prehistoric remains despite the extreme length of time it needs to survive.
A dinosaur bone buried for 80 million years has yielded a mix of proteins and microstructures resembling cells. The finding is important because it should resolve doubts about a previous report that also claimed to have extracted dino tissue from fossils."


Source: New Scientist | Comments (16)




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Comment icon #7 Posted by ROGER 15 years ago
All they proved is that bone ISNT 80 million years old Ya lost me a little Preacher, I didn't see a dating discrepancy. But any way their not trying to "Clone " any thing. they just want to track how the Dino's evolved from other know critters. And see if any modern creatures are related. Who knows, that piece of KF Chicken may be distantly related to a T Rex. YUM YUM!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Shuriken 15 years ago
settle down... we can't even clone a mammoth, never mind a 80 million year old dinosaur from a rotten bone...
Comment icon #9 Posted by coolpolitealex 15 years ago
Ya lost me a little Preacher, I didn't see a dating discrepancy. But any way their not trying to "Clone " any thing. they just want to track how the Dino's evolved from other know critters. And see if any modern creatures are related. Who knows, that piece of KF Chicken may be distantly related to a T Rex. YUM YUM! I think your chicken is very much related to the dinosaur of yesterday but it does not roam around free and it's better staying that way .
Comment icon #10 Posted by Dezmond 15 years ago
Nice now I can say I saw Multiple hadrosaur red blood "cells" surrounded by white, fibrous matrix. I like that.
Comment icon #11 Posted by BlackRedLittleDevil 15 years ago
bringing them back would only cause problems. It's like, an invasive species, but even more potentially devastating. What problem? I'd love to have a Rex as a pet just to shut my neighbour up. Go get him boy.............
Comment icon #12 Posted by Exterminator 15 years ago
If you see from a different perspective, we started from our past to the future but again we are going to the past! But still extracting something which 'resembles' cells is very far from cloning breathing dinosaurs.
Comment icon #13 Posted by chaoszerg 15 years ago
I don't see the point really. Why, to prove that we can? Someone is going to want to create dinosaurs, I just know it. They are extinct for a reason, this is one of the few things we can't blame ourselves for - bringing them back would only cause problems. It's like, an invasive species, but even more potentially devastating. Dont worry I doubt the dinosaur would be able to live in this timeline, especially with our climate now, even if they did clone one and it escaped I doubt it could compete with mammals and would soon die.
Comment icon #14 Posted by SincereVisionz 15 years ago
YAY I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR JURRASIC PARK 4
Comment icon #15 Posted by Mac E 15 years ago
YAY I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR JURRASIC PARK 4 Not Jurrasic Park 4, it will be Survivor - Jurrasic Park Edition
Comment icon #16 Posted by ROGER 15 years ago
Nice now I can say I saw Multiple hadrosaur red blood "cells" surrounded by white, fibrous matrix. I like that. Some how I think that pick-up line just wont help your Dating Schedule any!


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