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Nov 26, 2022

Breakthrough study reveals that human and octopus brains have common features

Posted by in categories: evolution, neuroscience

The study’s findings could play a crucial role in developing a complex brain.

A common feature that connects humans and octopuses has only recently been revealed. It may sound a little bit quirky to you, but not to scientists.

Published very recently in Science Advances today, a team led by Nikolaus Rajewsky of the Max Delbrück Center has now shown that their evolution is linked to a dramatic expansion of their microRNA repertoire.

As said in the statement, the last known common ancestor of humans and cephalopods is a rudimentary wormlike animal with low intelligence and basic eyespots, which can be found if we travel far enough back in evolutionary history.


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Published very recently in Science Advances today, a team led by Nikolaus Rajewsky of the Max Delbrück Center has now shown that their evolution is linked to a dramatic expansion of their microRNA repertoire.

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