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Sigmund's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Sigmund

Teratornis,
You are suggesting two separate things here.
First reconstructing dinosaur gene sequences from degraded DNA.
Second using related species to give a clue what genetic alterations could be introduced to change them into animals physically indistinguishable from dinosaurs.
The second approach is feasible in time (Chicken rex!) but the first is impossible since DNA degrades totally in the time frame we are talking about - tens of millions of years. It would be like trying to reconstruct a snow sculpture that had been left in the Sahara a hundred years ago - there is simply nothing left to work with.

Mon, 26 May 2008 01:57:00 UTC | #175318