Hi, folks. I'm an undergraduate biology student. I've been to this website a number of times, but was tempted to join it because I found a few posts on the octopus genome and didn't find any information on the internet about it. Sequencing the genome of some representative species of octopus - perhaps Enteroctopus dofleini or Octopus vulgaris - and afterward mapping the various genes to each sequenced chromosome would help to elucidate, among other things, nature's pattern for the nervous system, since it's convergently evolved within both cephalopods and vertebrates, and I have heard that the octopus's intelligence varies anywhere from a housecat to a 3-year-old human. My primary interest, actually, is in neurogenetics and developmental neurobiology of cognition, particularly as relates to intelligence. Has any progress been made since the last post on it? The transcriptome is complete for Octopus, according to the post, and this is huge, of course, but there's no indication of the pre-RNA newly transcribed gene products, as well as the junk DNA (you can extrapolate certain sequences of DNA from the RNA products, of course, but you have to order it).