Eight-million-year-old bug — thawed and alive

Eight-million-year-old bug — thawed and alive

Does anyone else feel a little uncomfortable about unleashing eight-million-year-old bugs into our current ecosystem?

This is nothing to worry about, say experts, because the process has been going on for billions of years and the bugs are unlikely to cause human disease.

Still seems a little risky to be doing something like that on purpose.

3 Responses

  1. Mike W. says:

    If these bacteria only double every 70 years, they will be killed and outcompeted by the younger, more adapted bacteria. I agree that the chance they will cause problems is tiny.

    The thing I’m least worried about, however, is an UN-thawed bacteria…wouldn’t that mean it’s still frozen?

  2. Reluctant says:

    Yeah… blah, blah, blah. I wrote it in a hurry. :p

  3. Reluctant says:

    Fine… I fixed the title.

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