How did life as we know it come to be? Various hypotheses, including the “RNA World Hypothesis,” provide insight into the molecules and primitive processes that led to the creation of complex organisms like ourselves.
RNA is an intermediate molecule found between double-stranded DNA and the production of protein. It is essential in the genetic instructions for life and development in living organisms. Taking its flexibility and reactivity into account, Dr. Jonathan Ouellet is focusing on RNA in his preliminary research to develop a potential cure for cancer.