Back from the dead

It’s 5 am on a Tuesday in October sometime in the mid-21st century and something astounding is about to happen. Nothing quite like it has happened for tens of millions of years. At a lab in the Midwest of the United States a group of sleep-deprived researchers and other eager observers are gathered...

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Published in: Flying Dinosaurs p. 150
Main Author: John Pickrell
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Columbia University Press 09-16-2014
Subjects:
DNA
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Summary: It’s 5 am on a Tuesday in October sometime in the mid-21st century and something astounding is about to happen. Nothing quite like it has happened for tens of millions of years. At a lab in the Midwest of the United States a group of sleep-deprived researchers and other eager observers are gathered around an incubator. They are staring intently at what appears to be a clutch of chicken eggs. Several of the eggs are trembling and there’s an insistent tapping of little creatures struggling to break out. Fluffy feathers start to poke through and cracks appear as the eggs
DOI: 10.7312/pick17178.16