[Ed. – No evidence so far that the U.S. taxpayer is paying for this. But we’ll keep you posted.]
Scientists in Chile have figured out a way to resurrect the prehistoric traits of dinosaurs.
In a ‘reverse evolution’ experiment, a researcher has manipulated the genes of modern chickens to induce the legs of a dinosaur.
These ancestors of birds once had a tube-shaped fibula that stretched down to the ankle. Through evolution, this transformed to become the short, splinter-like fibula of birds today. …
In the embryonic stage, it’s been previously noted that birds first develop a tubular fibula like that seen in dinosaurs.
As it develops, this bone becomes splinter-like and the tibia grows past it.
To understand this transformation, Brazilian researcher Joâo Botelho reversed the evolutionary process.