How DNA is preserved in archaeological sediments for thousands of years

Journal Reference: Diyendo Massilani, Mike W. Morley, Susan M. Mentzer, Vera Aldeias, Benjamin Vernot, Christopher Miller, Mareike Stahlschmidt, Maxim B. Kozlikin, Michael V. Shunkov, Anatoly P. Derevianko, Nicholas J. Conard, Sarah Wurz, Christopher S. Henshilwood, Javi Vasquez, Elena Essel, Sarah Nagel, Julia Richter, Birgit Nickel, Richard G. Roberts, Svante Pääbo, Viviane Slon, Paul Goldberg, Matthias … Read more

Exquisitely preserved embryo found inside fossilized dinosaur egg

Journal Reference: Lida Xing, Kecheng Niu, Waisum Ma, Darla K. Zelenitsky, Tzu-Ruei Yang, Stephen L. Brusatte. An exquisitely preserved in-ovo theropod dinosaur embryo sheds light on avian-like prehatching postures. iScience, 2021; 103516 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103516 The embryo, dubbed ‘Baby Yingliang’, was discovered in the Late Cretaceous rocks of Ganzhou, southern China and belongs to a toothless … Read more