NEW YORK, April 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Following the successful sequencing of the common laboratory rat, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority has contracted with a team of scientists at Rockefeller University to study sequence variations in the genome of a common subspecies, the city's subway rat Rattus norvegicus indestructibus.

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