Gap Fill - Octopus DNA - Level 6


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It is knowledge that sea creatures like have a high level of . Scientists have now discovered that octopuses also have "" intelligence. A team of Italian marine biologists have revealed that octopi have a that also determines the intelligence of humans. The eight-tentacled sea has short of DNA called "jumping genes". These same genes make up 45 per cent of the human genome. The researchers said the DNA sequences are important for learning and for creating and storing in the brain. The scientists say the DNA may give octopuses abilities that are to those humans have.

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