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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.

Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Set for February 13 (6 February 2017)

New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases: Free public lecture on February 4 in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science (31 January 2017)

Three Eberly College of Science faculty members elected as Fellows of the AAAS (31 January 2017)

Mostafá and Dykstra awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (31 January 2017)

Coutu and Mostafá Elected as Fellows of the American Physical Society (26 January 2017)

The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects is a free public lecture on January 28  in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science (25 January 2017)

Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy (24 January 2017)

Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for January 23 and 24 (17 January 2017)

A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers (17 January 2017)

An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk (11 January 2017)

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