* Jurassic Park could be a reality in a year.
* Dr. Jack Horner, the paleontologist who inspired the scientist Alan Grant in the Hollywood movie, heads a group of researchers from Harvard and Yale universities who have experimented for years in recreating prehistoric species.
Renowned paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner, who has been consulted on all four Jurassic Park movies, is now working to bring dinosaurs back alive.
Horner initially believed that the key to recreating ancient creatures lay in working with ancient strands of DNA. However, additional studies on DNA degradation over time have ruled out that possibility.
Bringing extinct creatures back is no easy task and will require much more research.
Imagine what it would be like to have dinosaurs living on Earth once again. This time, together with the humans. Although the truth is that they never left.
After the researchers ruled out the prehistoric route of the DNA strand, they began looking into the modern-day chicken. Birds are dinosaurs, and the chicken is the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex.
Horner said that all you have to do is change them up a bit to make them look a little more like a dinosaur, as people perceive them.
To recreate dinosaurs, in the traditional sense, scientists are trying to reverse the process of evolution. So far, the team has made significant progress in mutating chickens back into the same creatures from which they descended. And they don’t stop there either!
Researchers have recently tried to change more modern animals back to being their ancestors. An example of this would be when they tried to insert the genes of a woolly mammoth into elephants to recreate the extinct beasts.
Physically speaking, there are four main differences between dinosaurs and birds, which are their tails, arms, hands, and mouths.
Horner and his team have already succeeded in changing certain genetic characteristics of chicken embryos to turn a bird’s beak into a dinosaur-like snout.
Living and breathing dinosaur-like animals is becoming more and more of a reality. According to Horner, the wings and hands are not that difficult.
He adds that a “chickensaur,” as he calls the creation, is on its way to becoming a real creature. And he goes on to say that the biggest project for him and his team will be the glue. That being said, there have been some incredible recent developments that suggest changing the queue won’t take as long as expected.
Creating an extinct breed of dinosaurs is not an easy task. It will probably be many years before they live and breathe on this Earth again. Even once created, there are still many difficult questions to answer. Creating them is one thing, but controlling and caring for them is another. After all, we all know how Jurassic Park ended.