Octopuses have an enormous brain for their size.  They have sophisticated systems that allow them to change their color in milliseconds, regenerate their arms and gives them the ability to use tools. It has taken a long time but finally scientists have discovered their full genome.  According to Katherine Harmon Courage, “The findings, published today in Nature, reveal a vast, unexplored landscape full of novel genes, unlikely rearrangements—and some evolutionary solutions that look remarkably similar to those found in humans.”


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