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MicroRNAs play a key role in the development of complex brains

Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are highly intelligent animals with complex nervous systems. In “Science Advances”, a team led by Nikolaus Rajewsky of the Max Delbrück Center has just shown that their evolution is linked to a spectacular expansion of their microRNA repertoire. If we go back far enough in evolutionary history, we encounter …

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