Jun 25, 2019

A Tiny Worm Frozen in Siberian Permafrost For 42,000 Years Was Just Brought Back to Life

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Samples of permafrost sediment frozen for the past 42,000 years were recently thawed to reveal living nematodes.

Within weeks the roundworms began to move and eat, setting a record for the time an animal can survive cryogenic preservation.

Aside from revealing new limits of endurance, it just might prove useful when it comes to preserving our own tissues.

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