‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ NYC Rats Are Genetically Distinct

If you’re an uptown rat, you don’t associate with the downtown kind.

Segregation is real if you’re a rat in New York City, though likely for more prosaic reasons than in their human counterparts. A recent genetic study of NYC rats found unique populations living in uptown and downtown Manhattan, indicating that they probably don’t interact with each other all that much. 
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The project is the work of Fordham University graduate student Matthew Combs, whose dissertation  focuse

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