Of rats and men.


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Patil CK, McCarroll SA. Of rats and men. Cell. 2013;154(3):481-3.
The selective breeding of rats as physiological, behavioral, and disease models generated a wealth of variation relevant to the genetics of complex traits. In this issue, Atanur and colleagues sequence the genomes of 25 inbred rat strains to understand how artificial selection shaped their genomes.