1. Welcome To Jurassic Park
Deploying it with the perfect quote from Jurassic Park seems like the best way to handle this news: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
2. The Real Life Inspiration
3. Essentially Giant Birds
4. Woolly Mammoths
Scientists have also been attempting similar studies by splicing the genes from woolly mammoths into elephants in an attempt to create a modern equivalent.
5. The Four Major Differences
Essentially, teams at Harvard and Yale are working to reverse evolution chickens back to their ancestral, slightly more dangerous forms. According to Horner, there are four major differences — their tails, arms, hands, and mouths — that present scientists with the most problems.
6. “The Biggest Project”
According to Horner, “Actually, the wings and hands are not as difficult. 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.”
Could “Chickensaurus” soon be a reality? Time will tell.