Jurassic Park in real life? ‘Dinosaur blood’ is found inside fossil

June 10, 2015 admin No comments

Soft tissues were discovered inside a fossil by Imperial College researchers (Picture AFP)

Soft tissues were discovered inside a fossil by Imperial College researchers (Picture AFP)

‘Dinosaur blood’ has been found inside a fossil, in a find which could revolutionise our understanding of the lizards which once ruled our planet.

Researchers from Imperial College London have found ‘fleshy’ remnants that have some similarities to red blood cells and collagen fibres – preserved inside a 75 million-year-old fossil.

Sadly, or perhaps luckily, we won’t be able to use the fibres to clone any dinosaurs – while the soft tissue has survived, DNA hasn’t (it only lasts 500-odd years).

The team analysed eight fossil fragments that have for more than a century been in the Natural History Museum’s Sternberg and… Read the full story

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