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Analysis of Dinosaur Bone Cells Confirms Ancient Protein Preservation


October 23, 2012

T.rex showing response to propidium iodide A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the Palo Alto Research Center has found more evidence for the preservation of ancient dinosaur proteins, including reactivity to antibodies that target specific proteins normally found in bone cells of vertebrates. These results further rule out sample contamination, and help solidify the case for preservation of cells--and possibly DNA--in ancient remains. Full Story

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