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 Post subject: The Chickenasaurus
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Heard about this on the Radio today. Thought it was fascinating.

https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_horner_b ... anguage=en

Long story short, the DNA of birds still contains the building blocks of Dinosaurs, so by activating old DNA instructions and blocking some of the newer ones, they can reverse millennia of evolution.


Which is pretty cool! :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Chickenasaurus
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:33 pm 
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I look forward to listening to that soon. I wonder if it's related to the cover article in my latest National Geographic, which I look forward to reading...soon.

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 Post subject: Re: The Chickenasaurus
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That was fascinating! :love:

Apparently, I'm a sixth grader at heart because I, too, want a chickenasaurus.

(And he's dyslexic, too. ;) )

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Oh, great. Next they'll be breeding them for meat. And they'll get out. And start breeding in the wild and become an invasive species.


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 Post subject: Re: The Chickenasaurus
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:34 pm 
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An interesting point that he raised in the radio interview was that this is gene manipulation in the exact same way that breeding a Chihuahua or a Boxer is. Its just more efficient!

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