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March 24th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Yahoo! News – Scientists Find Soft Tissue in T-Rex Bone

When I was a kid I was FASCINATED by dinosaurs. I spent hours battling my rubber dinosaur figures against each other (the concept of omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores were foreign to me at this point, they were either “nice” or “mean” dinosaurs, usually based on teeth).

Anyway, while attempting to transfer parts of a T-Rex skeleton via helicopter they were unfortunately forced to break one of the bones in half to fit it in the craft. Imagine their surprise when they found soft tissue (marrow, blood vessels, etc.) in a 70 million year old fossil. No confirmation on intact DNA yet, but I’m pretty sure that intact DNA is one of those requirements for intact soft tissue 🙂

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