Tuesday, 20 January 2009

UK Team Crack Tiger DNA Code

A team from Royal Holloway College is in a position to use state-of-the-art technology to recreate a creature that became extinct more than 70 years ago. RUSSELL BUTT discovers more
Scientists in Egham have made a Jurrasic Park-style breakthrough that could potentially bring the Tasmanian tiger back to life - more than 70 years after it went extinct.
In a story echoing the plot of the blockbuster dinosaur movie, researchers at Royal Holloway University of London, have revealed the complete 'mitochondrial genome sequence' for the thylacine, a marsupial commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, which died out in 1936.

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