How Giraffe Necks Stretched to New Heights

When you picture giraffes, there’s one detail you certainly won’t overlook: their necks. Their serpentine necks account for almost half of their height, and a significant amount of their fame.

In a new study that sheds some light on just how giraffe necks stretched to such heights, researchers from Pennsylvania State University and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology have sequenced the giraffe genome, as well as the genome of its closest relative, the okapi, f

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