The Science Of Jurassic Park Who Plans To Turn A Chicken T-Rex

Monday, November 21, 2011

In the laboratory, the Rocky Mountains of Montana, a paleontologist who advised them to Spielberg's "Jurassic Park", says Nick Collins, how to use genetics to create a modern dinosaur.

It is one of the most memorable scenes in film history: Sagittarius Robert Muldoon and paleontologist Dr. Ellie Sattler in their job jeep and hit the pedal a few seconds before Tyrannosaurus rex bursting through the brush. "We must go faster," mumbles Jeff Goldblum - sorry, Dr. Ian Malcolm - at the rear of the car, as the fearsome beast gives chase.

There's only one problem - this nail-biting search for Jurassic Park would have never been described. "T-Rex could run," says Jack Horner, paleontologist and expert leaders-in-residence is a film director Steven Spielberg. Obviously, they do not know that in 1993. Also do not realize that the color was wrong. "Jurassic Park, dinosaurs were not very colorful," says Horner. "They were brown and green, in principle. Since then, we learned that dinosaurs were very colorful. I mean, have given rise to birds, and birds are colored."

But although scientific discoveries have excluded some of Spielberg's original ideas, they also raised the tantalizing prospect that idea in the hearts of three Jurassic Park movies - the establishment of modern dinosaurs - may be more realistic than ever.

Of course, if researchers to retrieve bits of dinosaur DNA, because they make movies that would not be in sufficient detail to bring to life T-Rex. But the development of genetic engineering could lead to the creation of the dinosaurs is based on the existence of creatures. In fact, this idea is not only the basis for the proposed fourth Jurassic Park - previous installments shall be released on Blu-Ray this week - but it is inspired Horner to take a sci-fi style, his own project by turning the chicken a dinosaur.

Discovery that birds descended from dinosaurs medium should be able to reverse the changes made by the development and return them, piece by piece, to a more dinosaur-like state. "I have long wanted a pet dinosaur, or something like that," Horner said when I visited his lab to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. "Jurassic Park was trying to create a dinosaur, to bring it back. We have learned that birds are dinosaurs, so I do not really need to do. But if you look at a bird, not a dinosaur exhibition, so we have to change them." Dino chicken project is actually a project to change the bird a few simple genetic engineering so it looks more like a dinosaur. "

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