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I came across this article that caught my attention, all about how we may be seeing Dinosaurs walking this earth. As creepy sit sounds, scientist say we may be seeing these long extinct creatures exististing amongst us.

Dr. Alan Grant, a renowned paleontologist who served as the inspiration for Jurassic Park protagonist  is spearheading genetic research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years, he says.

He believed that the key to recreating the prehistoric creatures lied in working with ancient DNA strands, further study about DNA degradation over time has since ruled out that possibility.

According to these scientist have already confirmed that there are only four major differences in between a dinosaur and a chicken. Horner and team have already flipped certain genetic switches in chicken embryos to reverse-engineer a bird’s beak into a dinosaur-like snout.

“Actually, the wings and hands are not as difficult,” Horner said, adding that a ‘Chickensoraus’ — as he calls the creation — is well on its way to becoming reality. “The tail is the biggest project. But on the other hand, we have been able to do some things recently that have given us hope that it won’t take too long.”

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