Octopuses possibly one of the most intelligent creature in the sea. With their ability to shape-shift, camouflage, critically think, and analyze complicated tasks, the question remains, are Octopuses Alien? The octopus’s genome is almost as large as a humans and contains 33,000 protein-coding genes compared to humans who only have fewer than 25,000. The octopus has 168 of the gene protocadherins which regulate the development of neurons in which 2/3 of this gene is distributed throughout the limbs of the creature. This enables their tentacles to think on its own, even when their tentacles have been removed from their bodies.
According to researchers they want to analyze and understand the genome of the octopus in order to give possible insight on how their cognitive skills have evolved. By understanding this creature and its complicated genome, who know what could happen. Maybe the octopus has genome sequence of regenerating their own limbs, and by understanding how it works, it could lead to us humans regenerating out own diseased or lost limbs