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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.

Booker elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (14 April 2017)

Penn State University and Salus University Establish Strategic Alliance through Memorandum of Understanding (12 April 2017)

Blue-White Science Expo (Event Date: 22 April 2017) (Heritage Hall and Freeman Auditorium in the Hub-Robeson Center, from 22 April 2017 11:00 AM to 22 April 2017 02:30 PM)

Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in northwest North America (5 April 2017)

Paul Babitzke elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (31 March 2017)

Mysterious cosmic explosion surprises astronomers studying the distant x-ray universe (30 March 2017)

Speeding Star Gives New Clues to Breakup of Multi-Star System (29 March 2017)

Moriah Szpara awarded Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award (28 March 2017)

Penn State student Zack Springer awarded Cooperative Education Student Achievement Award (24 March 2017)

“CosmoQuest: You can help discover our universe" is the Friedman Lecture on March 28, 2017 (23 March 2017)

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