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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.

Moriah Szpara awarded Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award (28 March 2017)

Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award (24 March 2017)

“CosmoQuest: You can help discover our universe" is the Friedman Lecture on March 28, 2017 (23 March 2017)

2016/2017 Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences scheduled for March 21, 22, and 23 (15 March 2017)

Discovery rewriting the evolutionary history of the nervous system (8 March 2017)

Penn State student Julie Fenton selected to meet with Nobel Laureates (6 March 2017)

Gates Foundation grant boosts malaria research program: Supplemental $4.7 million will aid drug development to accelerate malaria eradication (3 March 2017)

$2.35 million grant enables better prediction of infectious disease outbreaks (2 March 2017)

Next-generation dark matter detector in a race to finish line: Mile-deep U.S.-based experiment is on a fast track to help solve science mystery (24 February 2017)

Free public lecture on February 25: "Marine Mammals as Health Sentinels for Oceans and Us" (22 February 2017)

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