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Press Release 08-068

Genetic Sequencing of Protein from T. rex Bone Confirms Dinosaurs' Link to Birds

Study also shows mastodon link to modern elephants

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Illustration and text: T. rex and mastadon showing ancient proteins sequenced today.

Using genetic sequencing, scientists have conclusively linked the dinosaur T. rex with birds and the mastadon with modern elephants.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

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