Another amazing viral find, this time in frozen Siberia. A giant DNA virus recovered from 30,000 year old material. Claverie, Abergel, and colleagues do it again.
It's not a long time for a DNA virus, with low mutation rates. Some of the genes of this virus are recognizable; others not. I doubt that viruses of that time would be substantially different, but then again, we haven't explored all the viruses on Earth so our comparator might not be accurate.
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