Ancient virus found, Siberia

By Charlotte Mutoro  A 30,000 year old giant virus buried deep in the permafrost of Siberia has been discovered after the thawing of the frozen soil. A team of scientists led by Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel of Aix-Marseille University in Marseille, France, isolated the virus which has a huge capsule and carries 500 genes. […]