Canadian scientist aims to turn chickens into dinosaurs
After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian … Tue Aug 25, 1:32 pm ET
MONTREAL (AFP) – After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur. Hans Larsson, the Canada Research Chair in Macro Evolution at Montreal's McGill University, said he aims to develop dinosaur traits that disappeared millions of years ago in birds. Larsson believes by flipping certain genetic levers during a chicken embryo's development, he can reproduce the dinosaur anatomy, he told AFP in an interview.