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With the new CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system, scientists are able to target specific spots in a genome to be studied. This method can open the door for many other organisms to be studied in labs like squids or octopuses. These organisms can be used to study motion and neural, which can be used in robotics and prosthetics. Scientists can further examine camouflage systems in these creatures and determine if it is a genetic trait. However, this goes against the traditional scientific culture of building upon work that has already been done by others. A whole new culture of scientific exploration of model organisms may be created if grants are given to study these methods.