Chickenosaurus

Alexander Lussier, Detected Writer

Chickenosaurus

 

The chickenasuras is a genetically modified chicken. Scientists activated the dinosaur genes in a chicken—chickens are the closest living relative to a T-Rex. Activating these genes gave the chicken dinosaur features. For example long tails, sharp teeth, arms and claws, and scaly skin.

The T-Rex lived in the cretaceous period, 90-66 million years ago. After that dinosaurs went extinct and then over the next 65 million years evolved into birds. And the closest relative to the T-Rex, the chicken. 

Before we had access to change the genes of chickens, scientists put artificial tails on chickens. This was to see how dinosaurs—specifically the T-Rex—might have walked. Then this is where things get interesting.

In the 21st century scientists can edit the genes of chicken embryos. When the chicken haches, it has dinosaur features. Some chickens have sharp teeth. Others have claws. All the scientists needed to do was find the right gene, edit the DNA, and then activate the gene for dinosaur-like features. Then the RNA would code and get different amino acids to produce different proteins. These new proteins created the new features on the chicken. And it is now a chickenosaurus.

In conclusion, with new genetic engineering technology humans can now somewhat—but not really—recreate dinosaurs. Maybe someday we will have dinosaurs on Earth again. But for now we can just dream and look to chickens for answers.