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Old February 12 2013, 12:09 PM   #15
MLJames
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Re: Jurassic Park and Genetics

I thought the idea that they just used frog DNA was a plot simplification done for the film. It's been a good many years since I read the book, but IIRC Crichton had the InGen scientists using DNA from a number of different types of animals to patch the holes in the dino DNA, depending on which one was the most similar to the damaged gene sequence. I don't currently own a copy of the book, though, so if my memory's playing tricks on me, please let me know.
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