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Jurassic World’s Wrong About DNA

Jurassic World relies on ancient dino DNA to resurrect dinosaurs. But that's not possible.

Topic: NatureNatureNova

Program Description

In Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, the storylines rely on ancient amber preserving dinosaur DNA. In actuality, this isn’t possible, which means that scientists can’t use this technique to bring back the dinosaurs. But that doesn’t mean dinosaur genes went extinct. We’re actually still living in the age of the dinosaurs—they just don't look the way you might expect. Modern-day birds are offering clues as to how dinosaurs lived—and how they died.