T. rex embryo story is untrue

For immediate release ‐ April 18, 2016

Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request

A recent “news story” falsely reports an account of the recreation of a Tyrannosaurus rex embryo in the Paleontology Research Lab of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. This story is a complete fabrication and the personnel cited in the report are, as far as we can tell, made up. For accurate information regarding dinosaur DNA research, check out this blog post:  https://news.ncsu.edu/2016/03/dino-dna/.

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