Prof. Doron Lancet
Prof. Doron Lancet headed the Weizmann Crown genome center for 2 decades. As part, he developed GeneCards, a world-renown web-based compendium of human genes (5 million users), with affiliated software tools for the phenotype interpretation of genome sequences. One of these tools is GeneHancer, widely used worldwide web tool for analyzing gene regulatory regions in the non-coding genome. In the last 20 years Lancet has in parallel established a novel computer-based kinetic model for prebiotic evolution, with molecular lipid assemblies that store and transfer compositional information, leading to reproduction, selection and evolution. This unorthodox view constitutes an alternative to the more popular RNA-first scenario for life’s origin.