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How did the giraffe get its long neck? Clues now revealed by new genome sequencing

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.
Read more about the discovery here.

Chad Hanna appointed as the Norman and Trygve Freed Early Career Professor in Physics (29 July 2016)

Record-breaking map of 1.2-million galaxies now ready to reveal secrets of dark energy (14 July 2016)

AstroFest 2016 is Four Evenings of Astronomy Activities and Stargazing During Arts Festival (11 July 2016)

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis (7 July 2016)

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers (27 June 2016)

Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves (24 June 2016)

New gravitational-wave finder scores again (15 June 2016)

Albert elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2 June 2016)

Penn State scientists share in Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (26 May 2016)

Discovered: Why warm galaxies stop birth of new stars (25 May 2016)

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