Widely held by whom?
Widely held (and expected) by the Church of Darwin. Read the article, it was published by one of your own—GGG
The genome of the sea anemone, one of the oldest living animal species on Earth, shares a surprising degree of similarity with the genome of vertebrates, researchers report in this week's Science. ...That anybody can think this supports ID suggests they are doing creation "science" rather than real science.
"What's exciting about this paper is that you're seeing the footprints of that ancient organization, reaching back perhaps 700 million years, which is an enormous expanse of evolution," said David Haussler of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was not involved in the work.