Trans-NIH Mouse Initiative
*Major Resources


Rat Genome Project at Baylor College of Medicine

The HGSC is sequencing the genome of the rat (Rattus norvegicus). This rodent is important as a model organism for cardiovascular and psychological research, and has a legacy of decades of study of its physiology in academia and industry.

A public release draft genome assembly (v3.1) covering more than 90% of the estimated 2.8 Gb genome is available for download. Genome browsers for this data are listed in the resource section below. A brief description of the assembly is available.

The Rat Genome Sequencing Consortium is led by the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, and is a collaboration with Celera Genomics, Genome Therapeutics, The Institute for Genome Research, The University of Utah, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, and BC Genome Sciences Center.

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