Dinosaur cloning, computer artwork

Dinosaur cloning, computer artwork

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Credit: CHRISTIAN DARKIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dinosaur cloning. Image 1 of 3. Computer artwork of a dinosaur being cloned from the soft tissue remains inside a fossilised bone. The fossil bone (centre) contains remains of red blood cells (magnified in the circle). In 2005, scientists discovered soft tissue that resembled cells and fine blood vessels from a 68-million-year-old fossil bone of a Tyrannosaurus rex (T rex). In theory, the genetic make-up of the dinosaur could be found from this soft tissue, however DNA is very unstable and degrades quickly. For a sequence showing dinosaur cloning, see images E446/493 - E446/495.

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Keywords: animal, animals, artwork, biotechnology, blood, bone, clone, cloning, computer artwork, dinosaur, fossil, fossil vertebrate, fossilised, fossils, genetic engineering, genetic modification, gm, gmo, illustration, palaeontology, paleontology, soft tissue, t rex, t-rex, trex, tyrannosaur, tyrannosaurus rex, vertebrates

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