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Ancient viruses found in Tibetan glacier

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkebx9/scientists-found-ancient-never-before-seen-viruses-in-a-glacier?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/ancient-viruses-found-tibetan-glacier

https://www.livescience.com/unknown-viruses-discovered-tibetan-glacier.html

 

Another article is:

Giant Virus Resurrected from Permafrost After 30,000 Years

By Tia Ghose March 03, 2014

https://www.livescience.com/43800-giant-virus-found-permafrost.html

 

The unreviewed paper is:

 

Zhi-Ping Zhong, Natalie E. Solonenko, Yueh-Fen Li, Maria C. Gazitúa, 

Simon Roux, Mary E. Davis, James L. Van Etten, Ellen 

Mosley-Thompson, Virginia I. Rich, Matthew B. Sullivan, Lonnie G. 

Thompson, ip, Glacier ice archives fifteen-thousand-year-old viruses

doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.03.894675

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.03.894675v1.full

 

Defrosting Ancient Microbes by Scott Rogers and John D. Castello

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50199089-defrosting-ancient-microbes

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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This was posted awhile back, so don't worry too much. I think the record is the 30,000 year old giant virus thawed out of the Russian permafrost

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13 minutes ago, Scylla said:

This was posted awhile back, so don't worry too much. I think the record is the 30,000 year old giant virus thawed out of the Russian permafrost

China (and the US) were the first to extract viruses from the glacier in 2014.  Who knows, we do get bombarded with objects from space on a regular basis, I believe it's called panspermia?  Would be nice to get "panned" with an organism that kills all bad viruses and makes us all rich, LOL. 

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