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Jack Horner:
Jack Horner: crear un dinosaurio a partir de un pollo

TED2011 · 16:36 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Jack Horner: Jack Horner: crear un dinosaurio a partir de un pollo
16:36 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

El renombrado paleontólogo Jack Horner ha pasado su carrera tratando de reconstruir un dinosaurio. Ha encontrado fósiles con vasos sanguíneos extraordinariamente bien conservados y tejidos blandos, pero nunca ADN intacto. Por eso, en un nuevo enfoque, está tomando descendientes vivos de los dinosaurios (los pollos) y modificándolos genéticamente para reactivar rasgos ancestrales -incluyendo dientes, colas, e incluso manos- para hacer un “Pollosaurus".

Dinosaur digger
Jack Horner and his dig teams have discovered the first evidence of parental care in dinosaurs, extensive nesting grounds, evidence of dinosaur herds, and the world’s first dinosaur embryos. He's now exploring how to build a dinosaur. Full bio
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