This Jan. 18, 2013 photo provided by the NYU Langone Medical Center 

This Jan. 18, 2013 photo provided by the NYU Langone Medical Center shows genetically engineered mice used to model human diseases in a cage with nesting material in a research building at the hospital's complex in New York. During Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, a storm surge flooded the basement housing some 7,000 cages of mice used for studying cancer, diabetes, brain development and other health issues. Each cage held up to five of the little rodents, and even four months later, nobody knows exactly how many perished. (AP Photo/New York University)
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This Jan. 18, 2013 photo provided by the NYU Langone Medical Center shows genetically engineered mice used to model human diseases in a cage with nesting material in a research building at the hospital's complex in New York. During Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, a storm surge flooded the basement housing some 7,000 cages of mice used for studying cancer, diabetes, brain development and other health issues. Each cage held up to five of the little rodents, and even four months later, nobody knows exactly how many perished. (AP Photo/New York University)
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