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Scientists revive 48,500 year-old virus

13 days ago   |   By RT

An international team of researchers has brought back to life what they believe is the most ancient virus ever resuscitated
The melting permafrost may pose a danger to humanity, scientists have warned after reviving an ancient virus, which lay frozen for tens of thousands of years.
Such viruses are still capable of infecting living organisms, the international team said after they observed a total of nine ancient viruses discovered in the Siberian permafrost infecting amoebas in a lab.
The most ancient of the newly discovered viruses is almost 50,000-years-old, the team said. “48,500 years...
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