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How to build a dinosaur : extinction doesn't have to be forever

Author: John R Horner; James Gorman
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©2009.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Horner; James Gorman
ISBN: 9780525951049 0525951040
OCLC Number: 233549535
Description: viii, 246 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Hell Creek : time, space, and digging to the past --
It's a girl! : a pregnancy test for T. Rex --
Molecules are fossils, too : biological secrets in ancient bones --
Dinosaurs among us : chickens and other cousins of T. Rex --
Where babies come from : ancestors in the egg --
Wag the bird : the shrinking backbone --
Reverse evolution : experimenting with extinction --
Appendix. Chickenosaurus skeleton.
Responsibility: Jack Horner and James Gorman.

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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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