Discovering Ancient Viruses

In 2000, scientists drilled a hole into the Siberian permafrost to collect old soil and look for ancient predators. In fact, these soil samples were estimated to be around 30,000 years old. These viral predators may be even older. Ten years later, the researchers added portions of these samples to amoebae colonies to see if... Continue Reading →

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A Planet of Viruses- Book Review

A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer "Viruses are unseen but dynamic players in the ecology of Earth." Carl Zimmer originally wrote the essays contained in this book as an educational tool to help people understand more about viruses. This newly released second edition certainly educates. The Introduction traces the history of viruses as well... Continue Reading →

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