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Bringing ancient microbes back to life

In what sounds like the opening scenes of a sci-fi disaster movie, scientists have managed to revive microorganisms thousands, or even millions, of years old. From 42,000 year old worms in Siberian permafrost to 100 million year-old microbes found on the ocean floor, here are a few old organisms that have been brought back to life.

Bringing ancient microbes back to life

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