fossil http://wrkf.org en Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal http://wrkf.org/post/trapped-fossil-remnants-46-million-year-old-meal Scientists who study why species vanish are increasingly looking for ancient DNA. They find it easily enough in the movies; remember the mosquito blood in Jurassic Park that contained dinosaur DNA from the bug's last bite? But in real life, scientists haven't turned up multi-million-year-old DNA in any useable form.<p>Fortunately, a team at the Smithsonian Institution has now found something unique in a 46-million-year-old, fossilized mosquito — not DNA, but the chemical remains of the insect's last bloody meal.<p>They started with a fossilized mosquito. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 17448 at http://wrkf.org Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal