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New Life For Ice Age Flower

Associated Press / HO Institute of Cell Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences

(WIBX) – It might be a few more years before we resurrect a T-rex, but a team of Russian scientists has apparently regenerated an entire plant that was discovered in a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.

Russian scientists are already talking about the possible resurrection of Ice Age mammals such as mammoths, wooly rhinos, and deer. 

“Silene stenophylla” produces seeds and small white flowers, making it not only the oldest plant ever to be regenerated but also one capable of reproduction. 

Here’s hoping that the ice age squirrel who buried the stash leading to the discovery doesn’t come back looking for it.

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