• Question: Do you think its possible to bring Dinosaurs back to life by cloning?

    Asked by moma roler 69 to Frank, Ian, Isabel, Jared, Zena on 16 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Isabel Pires

      Isabel Pires answered on 16 Mar 2015:

      The biggest problem with this is to get DNA from dinosaurs which is of good enough quality.

      For example, in Jurassic Park, the theory was that they collected the DNA from dinosaurs preserved in insects in amber.
      However, this DNA would be of very poor quality, and it would be alike of trying to put together a book (the dinosaur genome) from its individual words (the bits of DNA) when you don’t know what the book is to start off with, and when the words might not even be complete!