A spokesperson from Liverpool’s John Moore University has said that scientists have successfully cloned a dinosaur.
The dinosaur, named Spot (PERFECT name for a dinosaur) is an Apatosaurus and is being incubated at the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Spot is currently in stable condition.
Apparently, scientists were able to extract DNA from an Apatosaurus fossil, harvest it, and implant it in the womb of an ostrich.
Dr. Gerrard Jones is the project’s leading scientist. He states that dinosaurs and ostriches share a lot of genetic traits.
“Their eggshell microstructures are almost identical to those of the Apatosaurus. That’s why the cloning worked so perfectly.”
Many people in the science community are astonished that this was able to take place. (And many people who saw ‘Jurassic Park’ are are horrified.)
“I used to think this kind of thing could only happen in the movies,” stated Dr. Gemma Sheridan, a chemistry professor at LJMU. “But we’re making it happen right here in our lab. It’s astounding.”
The cloning attracted a lot of opposition from animal rights groups and activists, particularly PETA.
“These scientists brought an animal from the Jurassic age back to life – just to watch it suffer,” said PETA president Craig Farmer.
So, what do you think? Do you think Spot will be able to open doors?