News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
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.
NSF funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State (21 February 2017)
Stone Memorial Lecture set for February 27 (20 February 2017)
Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health (15 February 2017)
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for February 13 (6 February 2017)