Scientist Pursue Cloning T-Rex After Finding Remains Of Pregnant Dinosaur

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TN Note: Taxpayers will fork over millions of dollars to fund these University scientists in accomplishing their wild pipe-dreams. Is there any human benefit to cloning a dinosaur? Any earthly benefit? No. In fact, this is nothing more than science for the sake of science and it is a hallmark of a technocrat mindset. 

While dinosaur bones do contain some DNA, the bone known as the medullary bone that grows in female dinosaurs during pregnancy will contain a lot more DNA.

Lindsay Zanno, assistant research professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University, said that it “is possible” that the dinosaur and its egg contains the necessary DNA – which is the building blocks for life – to take scientists a step closer to reintroducing dinosaurs to the world.

While the technology is not quite there to fully reproduce the likes of a fearsome T-rex, experts hope that the fossils they have harboured may one day come in use to resurrecting them.

Ms Zanno told Discovery News: “We have some evidence that fragments of DNA may be preserved in dinosaur fossils, but this remains to be tested further.”

Scientists are familiar with the medullary bone as it is also present in the descendants of dinosaurs such as chickens and female reptiles when they are about to give birth.

Ms Zanno continued: “It’s a special tissue that is built up as easily mobilised calcium storage just before egg laying.

“The outcome is that birds do not have to pull calcium from the main part of their bones in order to shell eggs, weakening their bones the way crocodiles do.

“Medullary bone is thus present just before and during egg laying, but is entirely gone after the female has finished laying eggs.”

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How about “uncloning” these “tax-eating” scientists before they destroy the world OR our economy ???

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Often I agree with Technocracy’s point of view, but not here. Science for the sake of science is often the best science. It is is not political and it is not ideological. I would argue that directed science is the hallmark of a technocracy. And one never knows what one discovery will lead to. We cannot guess a head of time what benefits a scientific process might produce.

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Your reasoning process is not well thought out. What benefit is there from recreating a MONSTER?
“Science” for sake of science is what got us nuclear bombs, bio-engineered doomsday viruses, direct energy weaponry,toxic anti-science vaccines, psychotronics, MKUltra sorcery, ‘AI’, pHARMacetical mind altering drugs, idiocy like fluoridating water to “prevent cavities”, GMO’s that poison the critter who eats it….
Maybe you ought to figure out why you think modern science is not ideological, for it certainly is. Always. Inseparable.

sailcat
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Stupid is as stupid does.

Widukind
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It’s certainly not “science for the sake of science”… Imagine what a terrible weapon this could be!
These mad scientists don’t even realize the possible consequences of their demented acts !