Saturday, April 8, 2017

Octopuses Rewrite Their RNA

I guess this discovery has been out for a few years now, but I recently learned that octopuses seem to have the ability to rewrite their RNA! This can be used for a lot of cool survival mechanisms, like individuals in polar environments changing neurons to function better in cold temperatures.
Here are a couple links:

  • http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/01/octopuses-rewrite-their-rna-beat-cold
  • http://science.sciencemag.org/content/335/6070/848

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