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Giraffe and okapi genomes sequenced
I have long been asking my fellow scientists to get on with sequencing a giraffe and they finally have done so. The evolutionary enigma of how the giraffe got its unique physique apparently comes down to one fibroblast growth factor (FGFRL1) with 7 amino acid substitutions:

Giraffe genome sequence reveals clues to its unique morphology and physiology: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11519

Re: Giraffe and okapi genomes sequenced
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I suspect it's more than just one fgfr