Friday, April 13, 2007


Dinosaur Protein Recovered

"In a retrieval once thought unattainable, scientists have recovered and identified proteins in a bone of a well-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex that lived and died and was fossilized 68 million years ago," reports John Noble Wilford in the science section of this morning's New York Times.

According to the report, analysis of the protein confirms a link between dinosaurs and birds. Several of the protein sequences are closely related to chickens.


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