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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.

Penn State and Geisinger team up in new program to train next generation of biomedical scientists (27 April 2017)

Disease-associated genes routinely missed in some genetic studies (20 April 2017)

Joseph Ecker to present Chemerda Lectures in Science on April 24 and 25, 2017 (19 April 2017)

Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (Start Date: 21 April 2017)  / End Date: 22 April 2017) (Forest Resources Building, from 21 April 2017 02:00 AM to 22 April 2017 06:00 PM)

Evolutionary Ecology Research Symposium (Event Date: 20 April 2017) (301D Life Sciences Building, from 20 April 2017 01:30 PM to 20 April 2017 05:00 PM)

Booker elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (14 April 2017)

Penn State University and Salus University Establish Strategic Alliance through Memorandum of Understanding (12 April 2017)

Blue-White Science Expo (Event Date: 22 April 2017) (Heritage Hall and Freeman Auditorium in the Hub-Robeson Center, from 22 April 2017 11:00 AM to 22 April 2017 02:30 PM)

Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in northwest North America (5 April 2017)

Paul Babitzke elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (31 March 2017)

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