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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.

Marylyn Ritchie appointed Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (18 June 2015)

John Badding awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (18 June 2015)

A First: Exoplanet smaller than Earth gets its size and mass measured (16 June 2015)

Disabling infection-fighting immune response speeds up wound healing in diabetes (15 June 2015)

Unlocking the biofuel energy stored in plant cell walls: Plants may no longer be an untapped energy source (9 June 2015)

Mercedes Richards elected Councilor of American Astronomical Society (4 June 2015)

Invasive microbe protects corals from global warming, but at a cost (2 June 2015)

MINERVA Telescope Array Dedicated in Ceremony on Mount Hopkins (28 May 2015)

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