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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.

Schaak honored with 2016 American Chemical Society Inorganic Nanoscience Award (11 March 2016)

NSF funds national user facility for $17.8 million to develop 2-D crystals (4 March 2016)

Phillips honored with Stephen and Patricia Benkovic Early Career Professorship (3 March 2016)

New method reveals high similarity between gorilla and human Y chromosome (2 March 2016)

New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement (25 February 2016)

Mikael Rechtsman receives Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in physics (24 February 2016)

"Anti-Cancer Drugs" is a free public lecture on February 27 (23 February 2016)

"Invented: A better tool against cancer" is a free public lecture on February 20 (18 February 2016)

New clues in the hunt for the sources of cosmic neutrinos (18 February 2016)

Impact of climate change on parasite infections depends on host immunity (15 February 2016)

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