If “Jurassic Park” movies have taught us anything, it’s that we definitely shouldn’t try to resurrect dinosaurs.
Though it seems impossible to bring them back since nearly all of their species were wiped out around 65 million years ago, scientists just proved that some of their physical characteristics can actually be replicated in the modern descendants of feathered dinosaurs, the only group that survived extinction. But there’s no need to be afraid of Tyrannosaurus rexes and Velociraptors running rampant because the only things you need to worry about are chickens with dinosaur faces. Yep, you read that correctly.
Chickens, along with other birds, are the evolved forms of certain dinosaur species. Instead of having beaks, though, their ancestors had snouts.
A team of biologists wanted to find out how birds evolved to have beaks, so they isolated a cluster of genes specifically related to facial development in birds and found a way to stop them in a group of chicken embryos.