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How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever (original 2009; edition 2009)
How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever by Jack Horner (2009)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525951040, Hardcover)A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur
Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur.
Based on new research in evolutionary developmental biology on how a few select cells grow to create arms, legs, eyes, and brains that function together, Jack Horner takes the science a step further in a plan to "reverse evolution" and reveals the awesome, even frightening, power being acquired to recreate the prehistoric past. The key is the dinosaur's genetic code that lives on in modern birds- even chickens. From cutting-edge biology labs to field digs underneath the Montana sun, How to Build a Dinosaur explains and enlightens an awesome new science.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:08 -0400)
Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are poised to create a real dinosaur based on the latest breakthroughs - without using prehistoric DNA. The mystery ingredient in this recreation is the genetic code for building dinosaurs that lives on in modern birds.
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