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Building a Dinosaur From a Chicken

By Jack Horner from TED in BIOLOGY

This video belongs to the following courses: De-Extinction

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Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He's found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he's taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits; including teeth, tails, and even hands; to make a "Chickenosaurus".

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