Pokemon has some references to paleontology as you can see. Hopefully, you won't think I'm crazy...
To Be Continued....
DNA is made of the sugar Deoxyribose, and is an acid. The "rungs" of the molecule are made of a phosphate group linked to a deoxyribose sugar which are linked to one of four nitrogenous bases: Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Cytosine (C), and Guanine (G). A fits with T and C fits with G and vice versa. The bases are linked by weak Hydrogen bonds so it can easily replicate. When it replicates, the molecule unwinds, and an enzyme called DNA Polymerase moves down the bonds and "unzips" it. Then another strand comes and fits with correct corresponding base. This happens in the Cell's nulceus. The molecule replicates when the cell divides. That's DNA basics for you. Also, to extract DNA, the lower the temp., the better perserved DNA stays when the cell gets dissolved.
However, as the animal dies, and the cells and tissues deteriorate, so does the DNA. Thus, by the time an animal is fossilized, you have fragmented and dead Deoxyribonucleic Acid. The same holds true for the amber in a mosquito idea. The Mosquito's dead therefore it's genetic material is too.
Maybe? Maybe Not? Certainly NOt in 2008!
Sue the T-rex at the Field Museum
Those are a few I can think of and can tell you little bit about. There's more museums that are pretty cool, but I have the links to their websites on the right hand side of this blog. They can give you some more information. If you love museums and are in the country, check out a few of the museums. They're pretty darn cool.