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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.

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)

DJs, drones and the sounds of data featured at 2016 Polar Day on March 22 (17 March 2016)

Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lectures set for March 21, 22, and 23 (14 March 2016)

Stone Memorial Lecture set for March 21 (14 March 2016)

Schaak honored with 2016 American Chemical Society Inorganic Nanoscience Award (11 March 2016)

NSF funds national user facility for $17.8 million to develop 2-D crystals (4 March 2016)

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