20 million year old spider DNA
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30 Sep 2005, 10:12

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4296398.stm

They found a spider trapped in amber, and are hoping to extract it's DNA. ohmy.gif
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30 Sep 2005, 12:20

I had not seen that but that is very cool, who knows maybe they'll be able to clone an extinct spider.
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30 Sep 2005, 14:25

would they be dangerous if brought back?
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30 Sep 2005, 15:21

Does it matter? It's a spider, besides I'm just kidding.
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30 Sep 2005, 16:19

well, yeah i caught a little hint of a joke, but what i meant was, how much different were spiders 20 million years ago? were they deadly? etc. and if so would they be a threat to humans or other species
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30 Sep 2005, 21:30

A very good news for the paleontology world. I hope that they will succeed for cloning it, also that if they do that, that the cloned spider will not escape and bite a student. tongue.gif
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01 Oct 2005, 19:04

That would be funny if it escaped and doomed all of humnaity. tongue.gif

wait. . .
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05 Oct 2005, 12:26

I'm sure if it was well enough preserved to find blood inside, they would also be able to find traces of any poisons that the creature might have produced.
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09 Oct 2005, 01:51

And then..., Mr Speilburg could turn it into a movie... dry.gif
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