The Possibility of Cloning Extinct Species
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December 2nd, 2012 (09:36 PM).
Join Date: Jun 2009
I don't believe DNA can survive long enough for us to have any dinosaur DNA left. Looking for the article.
here it is
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The team predicts that even in a bone at an ideal preservation temperature of −5 ºC, effectively every bond would be destroyed after a maximum of 6.8 million years. The DNA would cease to be readable much earlier — perhaps after roughly 1.5 million years, when the remaining strands would be too short to give meaningful information.
So no dinosaurs possible as far as our understanding of DNA goes. Even if we're really off it's hard to imagine we're so far off that we really could have dino DNA left.
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