Dinosaurs are deadly creatures according to the Jurassic Films I have watched but the idea of scientists creating living dinosaurs just creeps me out. In the movie Jurassic Park, Scientific Technology was advanced hence enabling a mogul create an island full of living dinosaurs. People filled the park to watch the creatures but at the end things turned south. A park employee attempted to steal dinosaur embryos and the security systems shut down enabling the creatures move freely in the park. The visitors met their deaths in style because the creatures were ruthless in slaughtering them. That is just a cue that those creatures are not friendly.
Many Scientific stories are always made a reality in some way and Dr.Alan Grant who served as the inspiration for the Jurassic park protagonists is spearheading genetic research that could engineer dinosaurs back to existence within the next five to ten years. Recreating the prehistoric creatures lied in working with ancient DNA strands, according to Dr. Jack Horner who consulted in all the Jurassic films. But science evolves faster and further study about DNA degradation over time has since ruled out that possibility.
A group of scientists from Harvard and Yale said,” birds are dinosaurs so we just need to fix them so they look a little more like a dinosaur.”
Entrepreneur reports that the team has already made strides in reversing evolution by mutating chickens back to the very creatures from which they descended. In addition to that, Harvard scientists attempted a similar feat by inserting the genes of a woolly mammoth into elephants in order to recreate the extinct beasts. If the four major differences between dinosaurs and birds are their tails, arms, hands and mouths, Horner and team have already flipped certain genetic switches in chicken embryos to reverse-engineer a bird’s beak into a dinosaur-like snout.
“Basically what we do is we go into an embryo that’s just beginning to form, and use some genetic markers to sort of identify when certain genes turn on and when they turn off,” Horner explains. “And by determining when certain genes turn on, we can sort of figure out how a tail begins to develop. And we want to fix that gene so it doesn’t stop the tail from growing.”
“Actually, the wings and hands are not as difficult,” Horner said, adding that a ‘Chickensoraus’ — as he calls the creation — is well on its way to becoming reality. “The tail is the biggest project. But on the other hand, we have been able to do some things recently that have given us hope that it won’t take too long.”
The world is influenced by tech and science. The two are changing the world in greater ways and the high extinction rate being experienced by animals and plants I believe will be saved by the bold researchers. The scientists should start with the dragon lizards in Australia that switch their orientation to make them super dragon dinosaurs.