Until recently, cephalopod research has been hampered by the fact that there is no way to manipulate squid or octopus genes. But everything has changed with the first genetically modified squid. NPR Nell Greenfieldboyce explains how this breakthrough was made at the Marine Biological Laboratory and why it is a game changer for scientists studying these criteria.
Read Nell’s story here and see more of her reports on cephalopods here and here.
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