Jurassic Park: Nope

Ok, this is mostly me just trying out crossposting to Fine Structure, but you’ve got to admit a little part of your ten year-old self just died a bit:

Researchers studying insects from sub-fossilized fragments of copal, an amber-like resin, extracted remains of stingless bees trapped around 10,000 years ago and attempted to analyze DNA fragments found within. A few very short base pair chains matched parts from an asian bumblebee and some bacteria but nothing significant, the DNA has long since decayed and this is only after a short (geological) time.

Wed, Sep 11, 2013