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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.

Newly Described Algae Species Toughens Up Corals to Endure Warming Oceans (14 July 2017)

Malaria parasites sense and adapt to their host’s nutritional status (5 July 2017)

Flexible flagella fight flow: Bacteria change a liquid’s properties and escape entrapment (27 June 2017)

Genes, Ozone, and Autism: Increased risk for autism when genetic variation and air pollution meet (22 June 2017)

Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency: Penn State to host summer workshops at four campuses across the Commonwealth (20 June 2017)

Potential new target for antimalarial drugs identified (14 June 2017)

New way to weigh a white dwarf: Use Hubble Space Telescope (9 June 2017)

Three Eberly College of Science alumni earn Fulbright awards for 2017-18 (8 June 2017)

Research expedition continues monitoring impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep sea corals (7 June 2017)

Two-part system turns stem cells into whatever you want (6 June 2017)

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