Instant Genius Podcast: Zombie viruses in the Arctic, with Dr Arwyn Edwards
Published: 19th December, 2022 at 08:55
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The world’s polar regions are melting. Beneath the ice lurks all kind of microbes, but how much of a threat do they really present?
Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this episode, we're joined by microbiologist Dr Arwyn Edwards of Aberystwyth University to talk about so-called ‘zombie viruses’ beneath the ice of Earth's melting polar regions.
Could these hidden microbes spark an epidemic? Or could the real threat be something much more surprising?
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