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30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

Scientists have discovered a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus in deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia.

30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

A large ancient virus that lied dormant in the Siberian permafrost for at least 30,000 years has sprung back to life after French scientists revived it in the laboratory.