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Default Scientists tease DNA from eggshell of extinct birds

Scientists tease DNA from eggshell of extinct birds
by Richard Ingham Richard Ingham Tue Mar 9, 7:10 pm ET
Scientists tease DNA from eggshell of extinct birds - Yahoo! News
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In a world first, scientists in Australia announced on Wednesday they had extracted DNA from the fossilised eggshells of extinct birds, including iconic giants such as the moa and elephant bird.

The achievement marks a major step towards drafting the genome of birds wiped out by human greed, although the scientists warn this does not mean an extinct species should -- or even can -- be resurrected in the style of Jurassic Park...
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