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Jack Horner extinction book 2009

Cover of How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever

How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever is a book authored by American paleontologist Jack Horner, and was published in March of 2009.

Publisher's summaryEdit

"[…]In the 1980s, Horner began using CAT scans to look inside fossilized dinosaur eggs, and he and his colleagues have been delving deeper ever since. At North Carolina State University, Mary Schweitzer has extracted fossil molecules—proteins that survived 68 million years—from a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil excavated by Horner. These proteins show that T. rex and the modern chicken are kissing cousins. At McGill University, Hans Larsson is manipulating a chicken embryo to awaken the dinosaur within: starting by growing a tail and eventually prompting it to grow the forelimbs of a dinosaur. All of this is happening without changing a single gene."
―Publisher's summary of How to Build a Dinosaur[src]
Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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