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The rat genome
 
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The rat, hated and loved at the same time, is both scourge and servant to mankind. They are involved in transmission of numerous infectious diseases to man including cholera, bubonic plague and typhus. The rat remains a major pest, contributing to famine, along with other rodents, by eating about one-fifth of the world's food supply annually. Paradoxically, the rat's contribution to human health cannot be overestimated, from testing new drugs, to understanding essential nutrients. Here, Nature presents the sequence of the rat genome, as well as news, features and interactive graphics.
All content is available free, either below or in the new digital edition of Nature.


RESEARCH
Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution Free
Rat Genome Sequencing Project Consortium
Nature 428, 493-521 (1 Apr 2004)


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NEWS AND VIEWS
Genome sequencing: Three's company Free
Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
Nature 428, 475 (1 Apr 2004)

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NEWS FEATURE
Laboratory animals: The Renaissance rat Free
Alison Abbott
Nature 428, 464 (1 Apr 2004)

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NEWS@NATURE.COM RAT SPECIAL
Click here to read free news and interactive graphics on the history of the rat

33 PAPERS ON RAT GENOMICS FROM GENOME RESEARCH Free
The Rat Special Issue of Genome Research is a compendium of 33 papers that coordinates with and complements the release of the rat genome sequence in Nature.
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