Question about extracting ancient DNA
bole at hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu
Tue Jul 27 19:17:05 EST 1993
Hi, I have a question for all you bio gurus out there. Especially those
who know about extracting DNA from extinct species.
I know there have been many advances recently in extracting DNA from
things like fossilized bone, preserved human bodies, insects trapped in
amber, etc. My question is this: Has anyone actually extracted DNA
from the blood *inside* the stomachs of insects trapped in amber? If
not, do you think this will this ever be possible? Shades of "Jurassic Park"
to be sure... (and I do know what else is fact and fiction in the genetics
of the novel, but not this one particular point)
I'm sorry if this is the wrong news-group to post this on. If it is
I'd be thankful if anyone can guide me to a better forum for this
Please use E-mail to answer any of these questions. Thanks in advance.
Greg Bole bole at hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu
Department of Biology, The University of Pennsylvania
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