News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
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.
Your viruses could reveal your travel history, and more (1 April 2016)
NASA selects Penn State to lead next-generation planet finder (29 March 2016)
Getting students to 'flip' over chemistry (28 March 2016)
Record-breaking ultraviolet winds discovered near black hole (21 March 2016)
Eric Feigelson named Distinguished Senior Scholar (18 March 2016)