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    Scientists Ressurect Ancient Virus

    A person walks past trees covered with snow and hoarfrost on the bank of the Yenisei river after strong frost in Central Siberia about 45 km (28 miles) from the city of Krasnoyarsk January 21, 2008. Temperatures in the Krasnoyarsk region hit -18 degrees Celsius (-0.4 Fahrenheit).   REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin   (RUSSIA) - RTR1W3DG

    Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

    Old is new again. While scientists work on reviving woolly mammoths and making ancient plants flower, a group of French and Russian researchers have resurrected a 30,000-year-old virus pulled from Siberian permafrost. The virus infects amoebae and is not dangerous to humans, but the science raises questions about what else could be lurking under the ice. This marks the first time an ancient virus has been replicated.

    Read it at The New York Times