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Two ancient nematodes from the Pleistocene age are moving and eating normally again for the first time since the Pleistocene age. The roundworms, original from two areas of Siberia, came back to life in Petri dishes, according to a scientific study.
Russian scientists from the Institute of Physico-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, the Moscow State University, the Pertsov White Sea Biological Station which is part of Moscow State University, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow in collaboration with the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University defrosted and analyzed some 300 prehistoric worms from different ages and origins.
After being defrosted, two of the nematodes in the bunch showed signs of life. According to a report from Yakutia,
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