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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.

William Borucki to present Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on April 14 and 15 (8 April 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)

Student Neha Gupta, Children's Peace Prize winner, brings charity to Penn State (28 March 2016)

Getting students to 'flip' over chemistry (28 March 2016)

The Russell E. Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology set for April 19 and 20 (28 March 2016)

Record-breaking ultraviolet winds discovered near black hole (21 March 2016)

Nobel Laureate, Thomas R. Cech, to Give Three Free Lectures at Penn State: The Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering and Lecture on Science Education set for April 7 and 8 (18 March 2016)

Eric Feigelson named Distinguished Senior Scholar (18 March 2016)

Keeping ribosomes stuck may stop virulent bacteria strain in its tracks (17 March 2016)

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