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Zombie Flower

Working with ancient DNA isn't easy, but Russian researchers have reported that they've generated living plants from the fruit of an arctic flower that has been dead for 32,000 years, reports The New York Times' Nicholas Wade. The campion-like fruit was stored by a squirrel in its burrow in Siberia, and lay buried under the frost until scientists dug it up a few years ago.

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