Not satisfied with finding any old dinosaur bone, paleontologist Jack Horner seeks to genomify the dino-hunting process. According to this front-page story in the Wall Street Journal, "Prof. Horner is searching for something that many scientists believe no longer exists: dinosaur bones that harbor blood cells, protein and, perhaps, even DNA." His quest has been on for more than a decade and represents "the emerging field of molecular paleontology," the article says.

 

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