Pigeons related to T-Rex? Who is going to tell PittGirl?
Tyrannosaurus Rex Genetic Material Decoded
(AP) WASHINGTON Researchers have decoded genetic material from a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex, an unprecedented step once thought impossible.
“The door just opens up to a whole avenue of research that involves anything extinct,” said Matthew T. Carrano, curator of dinosaurs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
And, the new finding adds weight to the idea that today’s birds are descendants of dinosaurs.