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Insights from the rat genome sequence

Linda J Mullins and John J Mullins*

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Molecular Physiology Laboratory, Wilkie Building, Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK

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Genome Biology 2004, 5:221  doi:

Published: 30 April 2004


The availability of the rat genome sequence, and detailed three-way comparison of the rat, mouse and human genomes, is revealing a great deal about mammalian genome evolution. Together with recent developments in cloning technologies, this heralds an important phase in rat research.