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T. rex gets a protein shake-up – prehistoric collagen identified as modern contaminant

Palaeontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analysing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more than a decade ago. T. rex [Credit: University of Manchester]It is probably the most common question Palaeontologists are asked by the public, "Could Jurassic Park become a reality?" The claims of protein sequences (peptides) surviving from a 68 million...

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