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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.

Next-generation dark matter detector in a race to finish line: Mile-deep U.S.-based experiment is on a fast track to help solve science mystery (24 February 2017)

Free public lecture on February 25: "Marine Mammals as Health Sentinels for Oceans and Us" (22 February 2017)

Three from Eberly College of Science awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships (21 February 2017)

NSF funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State (21 February 2017)

Catalytic Conveyer Belt: A new method for controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow (20 February 2017)

Stone Memorial Lecture set for February 27 (20 February 2017)

Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health (15 February 2017)

Free public lecture on February 18: "The Race to Grow Enough Food for Everyone” (15 February 2017)

Measuring entropy: A scanning-tunneling microscope provides a glimpse of the mysterious property (13 February 2017)

How best to treat infections and tumors: Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance (9 February 2017)

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