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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.

Discovered: Why warm galaxies stop birth of new stars (25 May 2016)

New targets for vaccines identified on the surface of the malaria parasite (23 May 2016)

Quinnan Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (18 May 2016)

How did the giraffe get its long neck? Clues now revealed by new genome sequencing (17 May 2016)

How depression and antidepressant drugs work: New insight from depressed mice helps researchers unite two hypotheses (17 May 2016)

Under Pressure: New technique could make large, flexible solar panels more feasible (13 May 2016)

Four synchronized planets reveal clues to how planets form (11 May 2016)

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)

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