Living cells employ forward-thinking and backward-thinking strategies. Both strategies require planning outside the immediate situation.
If a squirrel or mushroom and all other earthly entities somehow possess rights, the vibrancy of rights withers.
As usual, evolution-talk is inversely proportional to the amount of detail presented about cellular workings.
In past years, papers have tried to identify the subset of all genes in a genome that are essential for viability.
Compare the latest project to sequence everything to other megaprojects that may or may not answer evolutionary questions.