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Chile's Earthquake May Set Back Research for Years

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Science  12 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5971, pp. 1308-1309
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5971.1308

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Scientists in Chile have lost years of research from last month's massive earthquake, which overturned microscopes, destroyed research labs, and took the life of a young marine biologist. Researchers in fields from developmental biology to oceanography are trying to regroup. The worst structural damage was to the two research universities in Concepción and Talca, both close to the epicenter of the magnitude-8.8 quake that struck on 27 February.