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Is it possible to create an animal from just DNA strands?



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No, it is not currently possible to create an animal just from DNA. Animal development depends on information found both in its DNA (genes) and information present in the egg cell prior to fertilization. Some of the information in the egg cell comes from the mother. Therefore, resurrecting extinct species from ancient DNA (as in Jurassic Park) is not yet possible. We have a lot to learn about development before an artificial egg could be engineered. I doubt that we will see it in our lifetime.

--Brian



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