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Scientists Unveil Genome of 'Remarkable' Octopus

Scientists have unlocked the genetic secrets of one of Earth's underwater wonders: the octopus, whose eight sucker-studded arms bestow an otherworldly appearance and whose large brain places it among the smartest invertebrates. Researchers Wednesday unveiled the first complete genome of an octopus or any species of cephalopod, the class of mollusks also including squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. "Octopuses and other cephalopods are indeed remarkable creatures," said...

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