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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.

Deepest x-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove (9 January 2017)

Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting (9 January 2017)

Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #1 - "How To Heal Earth’s Climate" (Event Date: 21 January 2017) (100 Thomas Building, from 21 January 2017 11:00 AM to 21 January 2017 12:30 PM)

Stressed snakes strike first (21 December 2016)

Mak awarded 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (13 December 2016)

How to make a motor neuron: Mechanisms underlying direct programming of stem cells could eventually lead to cell-replacement therapies (9 December 2016)

Key regulator of bone development identified (7 December 2016)

Coral genomes reveal how populations rebound after environmental catastrophes (17 November 2016)

"Cosmic Whistle" Packs a Surprisingly Energetic Punch (14 November 2016)

Supermassive black holes and their masses subject of Nov. 10 Friedman Lecture (8 November 2016)

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