Friday, 24 June 2016

Independent Learning Log 5 by Brandon (17)

What I did: Read a book on paleontology breakthroughs.

What I learnt: Birds are the main predecessors of the dinosaurs and the bird with the most dormant dinosaur genes inside their cells are...Chickens. It is shocking to see such common produce be the most similar to the roaring dinosaurs we know and love. Geneticists were able to activate these dormant genes and give chickens dinosaur-like teeth in their beaks. Could this mean we could bring dinosaurs back?

Summary: Sometimes the largest potentials lie in the most unsuspected of things, such as chickens being the closest to dinosaurs.

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