A two-week-old mouse fetus expresses the DNA of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger by developing cartilage, shown in blue. So a hybrid of a mouse and and extinct animal.
This is the realization of many movies and TV shows: Jurassic Park, Manimal, Aliens IV, South Park, Island of Dr Moreau and many more
In separate news, DNA from an extinct Tasmanian Tiger has been resurrected in a live animal (mouse) for the first time. The genetic material, extracted from the extinct Tasmanian tiger, proved functional in mice.
In addition to being more efficient, the new version of AAV could also prove to be more economical, Srivastava said. Current gene therapy trials are expensive because scientists must administer so much of the vector containing the therapeutic gene to see results. Using the new vector, scientists could potentially scale back to using as little as 100 billion particles instead of 10 trillion, Srivastava said.