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Science on Screen: Jurassic Park

Is it possible to clone dinosaurs? How close are we? Brenton Graveley, Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will tell us.

Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller follows two dinosaur experts as they are invited by eccentric millionaire to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by a cynical scientist who is obsessed with chaos theory, they are sent on a tour through the new resort in computer controlled touring cars. Following a tropical storm, power failures and sabotage, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control.

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  • Moe

    The presenter was very funny!

    November 14, 2012

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