Thursday, March 24, 2005

Scientists Study Soft-Tissue Remains
from 70-million Year-old T. rex Fossil

You'll probably hear about this on the news this evening. Scientists have recovered soft-tissue remains from a Trannosaurus rex thigh bone. Tissues appear to include blood vessels and blood cells.

One of the Holy Grails of paleontology: Isolate dinosaur proteins or DNA. Photographs of bits of the remains can be found at the link provided above.

1 comment:

vbc2 said...

Perhaps the "cloning" of Sharptooth is in the near future!