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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.

Charlton honored with inaugural Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award (31 May 2017)

Penn State DNA ladders: inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research (26 May 2017)

Todd LaJeunesse recognized for high impact research (25 May 2017)

Simpson Lecture Set for May 25 (18 May 2017)

Lessons from Ebola: New approach improves disease outbreak management (15 May 2017)

Nathanial Brown awarded 2017 Robinson Equal Opportunity Award (12 May 2017)

Rodríguez Hertz awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (10 May 2017)

Keating awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (10 May 2017)

Rao Prize Conference on May 12, 2017 features statistics prize winner (5 May 2017)

Sylvia Biscoveanu to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2017 (1 May 2017)

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