Meet the Dumbo octopus, member of the genus Grimpoteuthis. These strange creatures live deep in the ocean. Most are found 3,000 to 4,000 meters below, often hovering just above the sea floor. And their fins – well, they look like the ears of Walt Disney’s Dumbo the Flying Elephant, hence their name.
Scientists have announced a breakthrough that may someday (hopefully) render the movie Gattaca redundant. According to The Independent, the process involves a “revolutionary genome-editing technique” that they’ve already used to cure an inherited liver disease in adult laboratory mice.