April 30, 2009
Scientists find soft tissue in T. rex bone
A team of researchers led by a North Carolina State University scientist has found soft tissue on a dinosaur skeleton.
The team was led by Professor Mary Schweitzer, who in 2005 found soft tissue in the fossilized bone of a 68-million-year old Tyrannosaurus rex, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer reported Thursday.The findings will be published this week in the journal Science.
As was the case with the T. rex bone, there was no DNA found to give scientists a glimpse into the giant reptile's genetics, the newspaper noted.