Scientists have revived worms that had been frozen for 42,000 years

Scientists have revived worms that had been frozen for 42,000 years

The worms, known as nematodes or more commonly as roundworms, had been frozen for up to 42,000 years, since a time when much of the planet was covered in ice.

But they weren’t dead — just cryogenically preserved.

The researchers brought the worms back to a lab, where they slowly thawed them over several weeks.

  1. This is cool.
  2. We’re all going to die!
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  1. Let’s all hope that those worms are not also carrying a deadly pathogen that also survived the “long winter”.

    Yes, we’re all doomed!

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