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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.

Simpson Lecture Set for May 4 (24 April 2015)

New NASA coalition to lead search for life on distant worlds includes two leaders at Penn State (21 April 2015)

Search for Advanced Civilizations Beyond Earth Finds Nothing Obvious in 100,000 Galaxies (15 April 2015)

Brain-repair research team approaches crowd-funding goal: 15 days left to help speed research into clinical trials (14 April 2015)

Cross-country tour raising funds and awareness for metastatic breast cancer to make stop at Penn State on April 16, 2015 (13 April 2015)

Andrew Read to present the Eberly Family Distinguished Lecture in Science on April 17, 2015 (10 April 2015)

Inside the most powerful explosions: Discoveries pave the way for next-generation neutrino telescopes (10 April 2015)

Stone Memorial Lecture set for April 27 (9 April 2015)

"Tales from the Outer Solar System" is the Friedman Lecture on April 28, 2015 (9 April 2015)

Crowd-Funding Campaign to Accelerate Clinical Trials of New Brain-Repair Discovery Begins on March 30 (30 March 2015)

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