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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Resurrecting a monster virus: Scientists to 'awaken' bug that has laid dormant in frozen Siberian wastelands for 30,000 year

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease


The following article sounds like the basis of every Hollywood plot line for an apocalyptic drama about a virus released into the world.  Is this really a good idea to dig up this long buried bug?

I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 NIV

Resurrecting a monster virus: Scientists to 'awaken' bug that has laid dormant in frozen Siberian wastelands for 30,000 year
A giant virus that has been perfectly preserved in the frozen wastelands of northeastern Russia is about to be brought back to life. Scientists said they will 'reanimate' the 30,000-year-old bug to learn more about it and discover if it is harmful to animals or humans. Called Mollivirus sibericum, it is the fourth prehistoric virus to have been found since 2003, and experts warn climate change and thawing ice could resurrect similar, dangerous pathogens.  The virus was discovered by the French National Centre for Scientific Research in the Kolyma lowland region of Russia. It is the second virus of its kind to be found by the team, and joins other giant viruses including the Minivirus from 2003, the Pandoraviruses found in 2013, and Pithovirus sibericum discovered last year.  

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