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High-tech tools link T. rex to chickens

Harvard team IDs proteins in dinosaur bone

By Colin Nickerson
Globe Staff / April 13, 2007

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Call it the paleontological equivalent of squeezing blood from a stone. Using highly sensitive instruments and techniques more typically employed to study human disease, scientists at Harvard Medical School have for the first time isolated and identified proteins from a dinosaur, a tyrannosaurus rex that roared its last 68 million years ago. (Full article: 933 words)

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