Scientists successfully recreate Tyrannosaurus Rex embryo from chicken DNA

A 68 million-year-old DNA sample retrieved from soft tissue cells found in a recently excavated pregnant Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil has led researchers at North Carolina State University to produce the first fully living dinosaur embryo in millions of years. The pregnant Tyrannosaurus Rex’s DNA, that was preserved in “extremely good condition” according to experts, was introduced into the skin cells of a chicken, a modern relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. “We often think of the T-Rex as this huge crocodile-like bipedal reptile but in fact, its closest modern relative are birds and…

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