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15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier – Gizmodo

Two ice core samples drilled from the Tibetan Plateau yielded over 30 different viruses from the last ice age.

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A team of microbiologists studying glacier ice in Tibet found 33 different viruses dating back to the Pleistocene in the core samples they pulled up. They suspect that the viral communities may have been active on glacier surfaces before being frozen and…

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