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Offline shnozzola

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"Bird grows face of dinosaur"
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:20:04 AM »


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The idea that birds evolved from dinosaurs has been around since the 19th century, when scientists discovered the fossil of an early bird called Archaeopteryx. It had wings and feathers, but it also looked a lot like a dinosaur. More recent fossils look similar.

But these early birds didn't look the same as modern ones. In particular, they didn't have beaks: they had snouts, like those of their dinosaur ancestors.

To understand how one changed into another, a team has been tampering with the molecular processes that make up a beak in chickens.

By doing so, they have managed to create a chicken embryo with a dinosaur-like snout and palate, similar to that of small feathered dinosaurs like Velociraptor. The results are published in the journal Evolution.


http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150512-bird-grows-face-of-dinosaur

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12684/epdf?referrer_access_token=W-TxFVK0kJsveWaAOIVBuIta6bR2k8jH0KrdpFOxC66SbFp-tjgWpSZVB3XxVFpoo-S20VtM61ynJyjWs2E0uVVQPtmoNAh1wbXpQQ0fmA8PxDqRe1RQT-gZZLrTRCxOks5gRsraR3jh0rOxwVXbzmrtxxDcD5_wTWD7bC9YYatNlnXZQxo6w0uGy4tXTeVvBFj8ZVmUDXZqKA9B7Lmhu1PesVE-FY-WDszAtFv948c%3D

Edit:  sorry, forgot this was old news
« Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 09:09:29 AM by shnozzola »
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Re: "Bird grows face of dinosaur"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
That Alfred Hitchcock movie comes to mind..."The Birds".
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