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New Sequences From Hadrosaur Dinosaur Confirm That Ancient Protein is Preserved Over Time

April 30, 2009

earth and environment graphic Ancient protein dating back 80 million years to the Cretaceous geologic period has been preserved in bone fragments and soft tissues of a hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur. Full Story

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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