Giant squid's genome is sequenced for the first time

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Scientists have published the full genome sequence of the mysterious giant squid, which seems to hint at the creature's high intelligence. An international research team found that their genes look a lot like other animals – with a genome size not far behind that of humans. The mysterious squid, Architeuthius dux, has eyes as big as dinner plates and tentacles that snatch prey from 10 yards away. Its average length is around 33 feet – approximately the size of an average-sized school bus. But these legendary creatures are notoriously elusive and sightings are rare, making them difficult to study.