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Rapidly-defrosting Siberia yields huge, 30,000 year old virus – and it’s alive!

// March 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

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Researchers in Siberia have uncovered and revived (say what!) a 30,000 year old giant virus sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in the rapidly-defrosting area could inadvertently release a similar virus that could one day prove harmful to man. The mammoth virus belongs to a new family of mega-viruses that thankfully, only infect […]

 

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