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  • "Larry Agenbroad, a scientist on Bernard Buigues's team, discounts the notion that he or his colleagues will unleash a pathogen from the ice. 'Many animals defrost naturally each summer in Siberia,' he says. 'Where are the plagues?' Besides, he notes, previous explorers, including Japanese mammoth hunters, have dug up mammoth flesh. 'I don't see anyone over there dying of mammothitis.'"

    —Richard Stone, Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2001), 133

    September 22, 2008