eight-times-nine realcleverscience currentsinbiology Octopus and squid evolution is officially weirder than we could have ever imagined Just when we thought octopuses couldn’t be any weirder it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve differently from nearly every other organism on the planet In a surprising twist scientists have discovered that octopuses along with some squid and cuttlefish species routinely edit their RNA ribonucleic acid sequences to adapt to their environment This is weird because that’s really not how adaptations usually happen in multicellular animals When an organism changes in some fundamental way it typically starts with a genetic mutation - a change to the DNA The findings have been published in Cell Olga VisaviShutterstock Really interesting short read for those interested in evolution stupid non-cephalopodes evolve through a relatively stable updating of genetic matrices grand cephalopod savants biohacking into the nature mainframe and leaving eldritch comments in the engine’s source what the fuck is a “stable release” Meme

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