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Name: Ty
Status: Student
Grade:  9-12
Location: SD
Country: United States
Date: December 2005


Question:
If you ever found dinosaur DNA in a bone or amber, how would you try to clone it today?.



Replies:
Just because you have dino DNA doesn't mean you can get a dino out of it. It doesn't just spontaneously become a dinosaur. It has to be put into a nucleus, that nucleus needs to be put into a cell, that cell has to be put inside a surrogate mother to be "grown". What kind of living organism could incubate a dinosaur baby?

It's not as simple as it sounds. Also, what would you feed it? The vegetation isn't the same now as it was when dinos lived. Their prey are also gone. Where would you keep them?

Why would you WANT to do this?

Vanhoeck



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