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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.

Meichen Bian to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2015 (10 August 2015)

New Milky Way Map Reveals Stars in Our Galaxy Move Far from Home (30 July 2015)

Clump of a star's gas, catapulting into space at 40 million miles per hour, appears to be picking up speed (28 July 2015)

From twitching lizards to noisy frogs, adaptation is often survival of the weird (28 July 2015)

Some Vaccines Support Evolution of More-Virulent Viruses (27 July 2015)

Increasing prevalence of autism is due, in part, to changing diagnoses (22 July 2015)

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