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Dolphin genome yields evolutionary insights

It seems that being a brainiac is just in a dolphin’s genes. That’s the upshot from a  paper published on 27 June in the Proceedings of the Royal Academy B, which  reveals insights from the recently sequenced genome of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Researchers say the results should shed light on the evolution of the dolphin nervous system and reveals commonalities with  other large-brained mammals. 

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