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28 unknown viruses have been identified in the ice of the 15,000-year-old Tibetan glacier

Sunday Vision

By Leo Adkins – July 25, 2021

The glaciers in Tibet are shrinking every year, and as they melt, ancient viruses rise to the surface.

A team of climatologists and microbiologists from Ohio State University analyzed two 15,000-year-old ice samples taken in 2015 from the Julia Glacier in western China and found the genetic codes for 33 viruses. 28 of them haven’t been indexed and converted to be brand new, according to A studyPublished in the journal Microbiome.

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