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Thousands of Lab Mice Lost in Sandy Flooding

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "While New York University's Langone Medical Center in lower Manhattan was the site of heroism as 260 patients
were evacuated from flooded floors and nearly complete loss of power, similar floods at NYU's nearby Smilow Research Building killed thousands of laboratory mice, including genetically altered specimens in-bred over many generations as research subjects for melanoma and other diseases. Other laboratory animals, cells, and living tissue used in medical research were also lost; because of the gestation period involved, some projects were likely set back a number of years. Past experience with storms such as Allison in Houston and Katrina in New Orleans has shown that keeping laboratory animals in basements is not good practice, but research institutions keep doing it anyway."

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TMNM! (1)

HPHatecraft (2748003) | about 2 years ago | (#41858109)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Mice!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Mice!

Meh.

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