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Old March 8, 2017   #4
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I think they should totally activate those and see what happens! I imagine this would involve the new CRISPR technology therefore they would not need to introduce any transgenic DNA but instead could just repair or reactivate dormant or inactive genes.

I think similarly it would be really cool to reactivate the genes which code for hind limbs in Whales, Manatees, and Snakes since they all show vestigial hind limbs from their hip bones showing that they once had some sort of limbs. They did research and found gaps in the genes therefore leaving broken genes that code for that region and are now evolutionarily inactive. It would be fascinating to reactivate these on a whale and see if the limbs that grow would be either legs or rear flippers.
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