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Scientists to reanimate a Siberian 30,000-year-old giant virus
09-08-2015, 09:47 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

Paris (AFP) - Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens.

Reporting this week in the flagship journal of the US National Academy of Sciences, French researchers announced the discovery of Mollivirus sibericum, the fourth type of pre-historic virus found since 2003 -- and the second by this team.

Before waking it up, researchers will have to verify that the bug cannot cause animal or human disease.

http://news.yahoo.com/frankenvirus-emerg...59117.html
09-08-2015, 10:54 PM #2
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It was around 30,000 years ago and so were we. Whatever it is, in all likelihood it wasn't devastating to humans.

The other interesting point is that obviously, the temps were warm enough 30,000 years ago, that far north, to support it's existence.

It's indicative of a changing climate without the help of man. Of course there IS climate change, but it's natural and cyclic as people were not exactly burning fossil fuel in that period.

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09-09-2015, 01:15 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Whew...thanks for that JR.
09-09-2015, 05:19 PM #4
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What the hell are they trying to do kill off themselves and the rest of the human race or what?!

Or maybe they're obeying the diabolical commands of their evil alien masters who plan on inhabiting earth after we're wiped out like wow damn what the f##k?!

As their malevolently unleashed and all consuming bubonic plagues and influenza pandemics of the not so long ago past turned out to be not quite terrible enough to get the insidious job done?!

09-09-2015, 05:24 PM #5
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(09-09-2015, 01:15 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Whew...thanks for that JR.

On the downside, viruses can mutate chuckle.gif

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09-09-2015, 09:25 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:To the 'astonishment of scientists', these ancient specimens are 'complex genetically'. 'M. Sibericum has more than 500 genes, while another family of giant virus discovered in 2003, Pandoravirus, has 2,500. The Influenza A virus, by contrast, has eight genes,' revealed the AFP report.

http://siberiantimes.com/science/others/...ermafrost/

Many genes in there that could mutate

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09-10-2015, 01:59 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(09-08-2015, 10:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  It was around 30,000 years ago and so were we. Whatever it is, in all likelihood it wasn't devastating to humans.

The other interesting point is that obviously, the temps were warm enough 30,000 years ago, that far north, to support it's existence.

It's indicative of a changing climate without the help of man. Of course there IS climate change, but it's natural and cyclic as people were not exactly burning fossil fuel in that period.

Because we were immune then doesn't mean we are immune now.

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09-10-2015, 03:42 PM #8
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Who here loves their immune system?

Antibody?

Antibody?

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09-10-2015, 04:43 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Also a bit different population numbers then compared to now

30,000 years ago, as few as 1,000 humans in Asia, Europe
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/...-europe-/1

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09-10-2015, 05:08 PM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(09-10-2015, 03:42 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Who here loves their immune system?

Antibody?

Antibody?

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09-10-2015, 05:09 PM #11
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(09-10-2015, 04:43 PM)Octo Wrote:  Also a bit different population numbers then compared to now

30,000 years ago, as few as 1,000 humans in Asia, Europe
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/...-europe-/1

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Wow! Really?


Prove it.

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09-10-2015, 05:20 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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The virus ate them all

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09-10-2015, 06:20 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif My first guess is the zombie virus.

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09-10-2015, 07:50 PM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(09-10-2015, 06:20 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  yup.gif My first guess is the zombie virus.

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Frankenzombie virus?

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