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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insects trapped in an amber precursor contained no endogenous DNA, University of Manchester researchers reported in PLOS One yesterday, a finding that counters previous claims that such DNA could be successfully extracted and could potentially be used in a Jurassic Park-style re-creation of extinct animals.

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