News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced -- revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe’s exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world’s tallest land species. The research will be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on May 17, 2016.
Parasitic Plants May Form Weapons Out of Genes Stolen from Hosts (27 October 2016)
Three Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award (20 October 2016)
Using satellite images to better target vaccination (7 October 2016)
RNA, gravitational waves focus of two new grants (23 September 2016)
Closing in on high-temperature superconductivity (16 September 2016)
Swift telescope detects slowest-spinning neutron star (14 September 2016)