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MikeWhalen
12-08-2016, 09:18 PM
fascinating how important amber has become in teasing out some hard core discoveries and facts about the world so long ago
....99 million years ago for this story!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/feathered-dinosaur-tail-amber-theropod-myanmar-burma-cretaceous/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161208news-feathereddino&utm_campaign=Content&sf45504119=1

Mike

Gary Corbett
12-10-2016, 06:28 PM
Don't know if you saw it, Mike, but there are some good YT vids about a female scientist that found blood plasma/cells in a fossilized TRex, alleged to be 68 million years old.
There was also something that came out probably early this year if memory serves, where they genetically manipulated chickens and got them to develop in a more ancient form with dinosaur traits. Don't recall if it was the beak or the feet, should be easily searchable if you want to read up on it, though.

ancestryfan1994
12-11-2016, 02:44 PM
I think this finding is much more promising, and may be what the above post is referencing?


Scientists believe there may be fragments of dinosaur DNA preserved in a pregnant T. rex found in Montana. The 68 million-year-old find may also shed light on the evolution of egg-laying and dinosaur gender differences.
"We have some evidence that fragments of DNA may be preserved in dinosaur fossils, but this remains to be tested further.” assistant research professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University, Lindsay Zanno, told Discovery News.


https://www.rt.com/usa/335870-pregnant-trex-preserves-dna/

Ive reached out to the professor behind the findings of the remains, it will be fascinating to get an update on the latest regarding this story.

Sebbo
04-23-2018, 01:28 PM
Amazing!