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Science  27 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5530, pp. 589
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.589a

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HOUSTON-- The final group of researchers returned last week to labs at the Texas Medical Center, nearly 6 weeks after Tropical Storm Allison temporarily turned the campus into a lake. Widespread power outages had destroyed years of work, and the basement laboratories of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and the Baylor College of Medicine were declared a total loss.