Tag: Pop Culture

Episode 21: New History of Ancient DNA

The quest to recover ancient genetic material from extinct animals had its blockbuster moment when Jurassic Park came out. But where did the idea come from and who is trying to figure out if the science fiction of Jurassic Park can be science reality? We talk to Dr. Elizabeth Jones, a science historian at University College London, about her work digging through the murky early history of ancient …

Filed under: Elizabeth Jones, Genetics, Genome, Jurassic Park, Neanderthal, Pop Culture, Wooly Mammoth, biochemistry

News Bite: Genes and Jurassic Park

As Jurassic World rolls out, Matt has some thoughts on the scientific impact of Jurassic Park and offers his hopes for the scientific discussions Jurassic World might spark.

Filed under: DNA, Dinosaurs, Genes, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Mesozoic, Movies, Pop Culture, Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor

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