Poor RNA. It has never managed to attract the scientific spotlight that DNA has, and the molecule seems destined to be forever considered a mere supporting player in the great drama of the molecular biology of life.
Not if The RNA Institute at the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York (SUNY), has anything to say about it, however. The Institute was founded in 2010 on the conviction that RNA is not a mere errand boy for DNA, but is a promising target for therapies that might treat diseases ranging from cancer to depression.
Jan 15, 2015