Researchers have taken the data collected from the cockroach genome and are attempting to apply it to humans in hopes to prolong the live span of humans. Some of the genes the researchers are
attempting to use in humans include genes coded for safety. Nearly 300 genes in the cockroach are able to sense bitter tastes. Which assist the cockroach in which foods are safe to eat and which foods to avoid. Researchers also observed what genes were responsible in limb regeneration. I believe that this is of vital importance in the scientific community. As information in this research can be applied to the human genome. The cockroach's superb ability to survive and adapt to drastic changes in their environment could be taken and, hopefully, be put to use in the genes of humans to enhance the live and livelihood of the human race in the future.
Article Link: http://fortune.com/2018/03/27/american-cockroach-genome-roaches/
Genome of Cockroach from Chinese research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03281-1