'Mind-Boggling' Scrambled Genome Found in Octopus and Squid. It Could Explain their Smarts | Live Science
New genetic sequencing reveals that these animals' genes are mixed up, arranged in strange orders not seen in other, non-cephalopod species. This DNA mixing and matching may have given evolution a new sandbox to play in, study co-author Caroline Albertin, a biologist at the University of Chicago Marine Biological Laboratory, told Live Science. Read rest of article here.