This Ancient Siberian Bacteria Could Hold The Secret to Immortality

06 Apr 2020

After injecting himself with ancient bacteria found in Russian permafrost, Anatoli Brouchkov says he feels healthier than ever before.

But the geocryologist admits that his self-administered treatment was a stunt; the real science happens in his lab at Moscow State University, where he analyzes strains of bacteria to tease out the keys to longevity.

In this week's episode, the Motherboard team from VICE caught up with Brouchkov while he was in Canada, investigating Arctic permafrost, to talk about everything from everlasting life and whether ancient bacteria could be the key to longevity.

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