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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.

New planet found to be hotter than most stars (6 June 2017)

New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space (1 June 2017)

Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy (1 June 2017)

Charlton honored with inaugural Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award (31 May 2017)

Penn State DNA ladders: inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research (26 May 2017)

Todd LaJeunesse recognized for high impact research (25 May 2017)

Simpson Lecture Set for May 25 (18 May 2017)

Lessons from Ebola: New approach improves disease outbreak management (15 May 2017)

Nathanial Brown awarded 2017 Robinson Equal Opportunity Award (12 May 2017)

Rodríguez Hertz awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (10 May 2017)

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