In Siberia’s permafrost, “Zombie” viruses have been revived

Researchers have isolated viable microbes from melting permafrost after tens of thousands of years. But don’t worry; they infect only amoebas. Under the icy soil of the Arctic is a frozen soup of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Some of these microorganisms haven’t interacted with a cell since long before the ancient Egyptians constructed the Pyramids […]

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