On Thursday, September 29th at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw there was a lecture by prof. Andrzej Dziembowski, head of the RNA Biology Laboratory - ERA Chairs Group, within the Warsaw Science Festival. The lecture was titled: " Technological breakthroughs in biology and medicine in recent years". During the lecture Prof. Dziembowski talked about e.g. baker's yeast - as one of the ancient research models used by molecular biologists, as well as the DNA sequencing methods, the CRISPR/Cas9 method to facilitate changes in genomes, new ways to analyze protein structures, and the introduction of mRNA-based drugs.