Giant virus resurrected from permafrost after 30,000 years

30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn (via AFP)

French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years. Wakening the long-dormant virus serves as a warning that unknown pathogens entombed in frozen soil…

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