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Old 10-10-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Awww shucks.... I was looking forward to having T-Rex's and Raptors guarding America's borders.....

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"Few researchers have given credence to claims that samples of dinosaur DNA have survived to the present day, but no one knew just how long it would take for genetic material to fall apart. Now, a study of fossils found in New Zealand is laying the matter to rest — and putting paid to hopes of cloning a Tyrannosaurus rex (abstract).

Half-Life of DNA is 521 Years, Jurassic Park Impossible After All - Slashdot
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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It would just take longer and require more technology. However... chances are almost certain that it would have no defenses against current diseases and microbes, and have a hard time finding the proper gut bacteria, so would likely die very quickly anyway.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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If I remember correctly, the Jurassic Park novel didn't have full dino genomes, but just segments. So they were able to put the segments together somehow, and fill in the small remainder with some sort of modern reptile. I think. It's been a very long time since I read the book.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Awww shucks.... I was looking forward to having T-Rex's and Raptors guarding America's borders.....


Half-Life of DNA is 521 Years, Jurassic Park Impossible After All - Slashdot
I feel like we've had genetic specimens longer than that though.

AHA!

Not impossible after all.

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Groundwater is almost ubiquitous, so DNA in buried bone samples should, in theory, degrade at a set rate.


They didn't say anything about genetic specimens contain inside hunks of amber.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Default Half-Life of DNA is 521 Years, Jurassic Park Impossible After All

Don't worry... someday we'll know enough about DNA to create "designer animals" that look like whatever we want. They won't be "real" dinosaurs but nobody being eaten by one will be able to tell the difference!

Personally, I want to see dragons, unicorns, trolls and naked elf babes more than dinosaurs though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Don't worry... someday we'll know enough about DNA to create "designer animals" that look like whatever we want. They won't be "real" dinosaurs but nobody being eaten by one will be able to tell the difference!

Personally, I want to see dragons, unicorns, trolls and naked elf babes more than dinosaurs though.
Bitchin'. We can finally create a big-foot for those loons on TV to chase after.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Don't worry... someday we'll know enough about DNA to create "designer animals" that look like whatever we want. They won't be "real" dinosaurs but nobody being eaten by one will be able to tell the difference!

Personally, I want to see dragons, unicorns, trolls and naked elf babes more than dinosaurs though.
We will probably make them smaller and domesticated kind of like a miniature horse but a miniature T-Rex we can ride and keep on a farm.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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Yeah I'm far from any sort of science expert, but I can see science "splicing" or combining either DNA from other animals or synthetic DNA to create a dinosaur.

However what would be the story for people who though dinos never existed? Would they be against "cloning" a dinosaur?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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However what would be the story for people who though dinos never existed? Would they be against "cloning" a dinosaur?
Young Earther's will eventually go extict too.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Bitchin'. We can finally create a big-foot for those loons on TV to chase after.
And little green men for the streets of roswell.
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