T-Rex: The Chicken's Long-Lost Relative
Scientists have successfully recovered and identified proteins from the bone of a well-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex.'
The process, which was once thought impossible, allows scientists to be able to explore molecular-level relationships of ancient, extinct animals, the New York Times said.
Through analysis of the T-rex proteins, researchers discovered new evidence of a link between birds and dinosaurs. Three out of the seven reconstructed protein sequences were closely related to chickens, the New York Times said.
It reminds me of Jurassic Park!
Anyway, despite the seriousness of all the technical and scientific talk, the writer managed to fit in some humor. "The scientists resisted being drawn into speculation on the likely taste of a T-rex drumstick." I like it!