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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.

Historic first detection of a gravitational wave detailed at Friedman Lecture on April 28 (25 April 2016)

Wing and Bram to represent Penn State Eberly College of Science as student marshals (21 April 2016)

Leigh Krompasky and Grace Lee Receive the John W. White Graduate Fellowship (21 April 2016)

Caught in the act: 3D structure of an RNA-modifying protein determined in action (21 April 2016)

Inaugural Russell E. Marker Lectures in the Statistical Sciences set for April 25 and 26 (19 April 2016)

Richard Alley to present Whitmore Lecture on April 19, 2016 (15 April 2016)

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)

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