Scientists Discover 30,000-year-old Virus in Siberia
Scientists discovered and revived a virus more than 30,000 years old found in the permafrost of northeast Siberia. Though the virus is not a threat to people, researchers are afraid that as permafrost melts from global warming or is exploited during mineral exploration, that dangerous germs could emerge in the future. The virus is considered a giant and infects amoebas. The discovery was reported on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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