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Paul Orwin

Could you use isotope analysis? My understanding (dim at best) is that analyzing various heavy isotopes is used to date the ice itself, so it seems like similar strategies would maybe work with the bugs? For example, molecules that turn over slowly might be expected to have different heavy isotope levels than molecules that turn over quickly. I'm at the limits of my chemistry here, but it seems like something along those lines could work.

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