Team Seeks Link Between Massive RNA Recoding, Environmental Acclimation

November 26th, 2018 @   - 

by Diana Kenney

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are extraordinary animals in many ways. Although they are soft-bodied creatures related to sea slugs and clams, they engage in sophisticated behaviors that can eerily resemble vertebrate intelligence.

In 2015, Joshua Rosenthal of the MBL, Eli Eisenberg of Tel Aviv University and colleagues discovered a striking trait in squid: They edit the RNA transcripts in their own nervous system at extremely high rates.  Read more>>

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