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Could ancient viruses emerge once again?

As the Earth warms, could 'zombie' viruses trapped in frozen Arctic soil emerge once again? Jean-Michel Claverie, Professor of Medicine at Aix-Marseille University in France, has successfully revived 30,000 year-old giant viruses found in permafrost in Siberia.

(Image: Giant virus found in permafrost, Credit: Jean-Michel Claverie.)

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