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Re: Sue -- fossilized bone

I think the reference that you are looking for is a paper in the Journal
of Vertebrate Paleontogy by Mary Schweitzer entitled something like the
preservation of biomolecules in the Cancellous bone of T.Rex.  It was
released in the Spring of this year (April, May, or June issue of JVP).  I
have the paper, I just don't have it with me as I'm writing this.

Casey T.

On Wed, 8 Oct 1997, Jeff Poling wrote:

> At 08:23 PM 10/7/97 -0700, GBT wrote:
> >Jeff Poling wrote:
> >> 
> >> At 10:14 AM 10/7/97 EDT, Karen Seo wrote:
> >> >A friend said yesterday that he'd heard on NPR or some such that
> >> >Sue's bones were real bone not fossilized bone.  This seemed
> >> >vanishingly unlikely after 10's of millions of years, but is
> >> >there any truth to this rumor?
> >> 
> >>    I don't know about "Sue"'s bones, but I do know that only the outermost
> >> parts of the Wankel T. rex's bones were fossilized, with the inside being
> >> true bone material.  They even found what they think are red blood 
> >> cells.....
> >
> >Interesting. I haven't seen the literature. Can you post it. And also,
> >can we assume that if these are true red blood cells, will scientists be
> >able to now construct a DNA model for T-REX.
>    If nobody else does, I'll see if I can dig up a ref.  I'll be out of town
> for the next few days, so don't wait up....
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