Genetic Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Genetic Quotes from famous authors such as Jane Seymour, Barry Schuler, Anne M. Mulcahy, Jaggi Vasudev, Kathy Giusti. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

The family is inclusive of not just your genetic family, but the people that you meet along the way.
Jane Seymour
We are all 99.9 percent genetically equal. It is one one-hundredth of one percent of genetic material that makes the difference between any one of us.
Barry Schuler
My dad was an editor and a writer, and that’s really where I would have liked to have gone. But the genetic link was not intact there, so I wound up going into business. But I love to write, still. I’m not a great writer, but I enjoy it.
Anne M. Mulcahy
Most of the depressions are self-created. A few people are pathologically ill: they cannot help it. It just comes from within because of genetic and other factors. But almost everybody else can be driven to madness, because the line between sanity and insanity is quite thin.
Jaggi Vasudev
Although not yet routine, many cancer centers have the technology to sequence some or all of a patient’s cancer genome. This can provide massive amounts of valuable information about your cancer, including whether you have genetic mutations and other abnormalities for which new drugs are available.
Kathy Giusti
I’m pretty sure there is some genetic component towards intelligence.
Richard Dawkins
In agriculture, people have taken wild plants that can’t be eaten by people – and turned them into wonderful food sources. And that’s because genomes can change, and people working with plants have picked mutations. Mutations are nothing more than genetic changes.
Nina Fedoroff
I love the fabric of Genetic jeans. There’s a softness. I always travel in them. It feels like you’re in like your most comfortable pajamas.
Liberty Ross
Aside from bringing back extinct species, reanimation could help living ones by restoring lost genetic diversity. The Tasmanian devil (aka Sarcophilus harrisii) is so inbred at this point that most species members can exchange tumor cells without rejection.
George M. Church
I think our problems are inherently unsolvable. We need to change our genetic make-up or create computers that will think us out of it. I don’t think humans are able to deal with what we have.
Neill Blomkamp
When any fat is heated to frying temperatures, toxic volatile chemicals that can cause genetic mutations are released into the air.
Michael Greger
Traditional ways of distinguishing populations are irrelevant in terms of genetic code.
Craig Venter
I have created a capsule collection for Genetic inspired by memories of growing up in LA. Denim has always been my go-to, especially during my modelling days. I discovered Genetic Denim about five years ago – they are so comfy, you could almost be wearing your pyjamas.
Liberty Ross
Britain should be the world’s number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world leading regulatory regime in the area.
Gordon Brown
Not only can consumers handle their personal genetic information, but they are getting genomically oriented and anchored about such data.
Eric Topol
Now that we can read and write the genetic code, put it in digital form and translate it back into synthesized life, it will be possible to speed up biological evolution to the pace of social evolution.
Craig Venter
People say their weight is genetic. But it turns out that people who are overweight don’t just have overweight kids. They also have overweight pets. That’s not genetic.
Mehmet Oz
I mean, we’re really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.
Michael Pollan
The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.
E. O. Wilson
If vampires were a separate species, and they were into genetic engineering, what would they engineer for?
Octavia E. Butler
Today, you have neuroscientists working on a genetic, behavioural or cognitive level, and then you have informaticians, chemists and mathematicians. They all have their own understanding of how the brain functions and is structured. How do you get them all around the same table?
Henry Markram
Genes work with probabilities; they don’t work with certainties. So most things that you’re looking at with these genetic tests, it’s not like you’re condemned to automatically get the disease or the syndrome. There’s a lot of factors in play there.
Sam Kean
So much of the physical world has been explored. But the deluge of data I get to investigate really lets me chart new territory. Genetic data from people living today forms an archaeological record of what happened to their ancestors 10,000 years ago.
Pardis Sabeti
I had a second trimester abortion. I was pregnant with a much-wanted child who was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality. I made a choice to terminate the pregnancy. It was my third pregnancy, and I was very obviously showing. More important, I could feel the baby move.
Ayelet Waldman
Poets, I think, are born. You can’t teach it. It’s genetic – the circumstances of how you were raised… and there’s probably some Irish in your blood lines.
Rodney Crowell
Earlier, I would never focus on how I looked because I thought I was just ‘OK.’ So my focus was on being well-read, good in studies, school captain. My personality depended on what I read, not on some magical genetic thing.
Sobhita Dhulipala
I went out to California; I was pursuing my degree in genetic engineering and civil law at U.C. Berkeley, and I had to pay my way through school. I eventually got a scholarship, which was great, but in the beginning, it was very hard.
Rain Dove
If genetic memory or racial memory persists, is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?
Taylor Caldwell
I did nothing to look the way I look. The genetic cards that anyone is dealt are not in their control, so to take pride in my looks would be a mistake. And besides, in L.A. there’s always someone more beautiful!
Amber Heard
In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.
Jean Piaget
We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.
Joan D. Vinge
An important finding is that by determining the genome sequences of an entire family, one can identify many DNA sequencing errors and thus greatly increase the accuracy of the data. This will ultimately help us understand the role of genetic variations in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Leroy Hood
I suffer from a genetic flaw, which is that my mother was a hopeless Pollyanna.
Bill Ayers
It is particularly pleasing to see how purely basic research, originally aimed at testing the genetic identity of different cell types in the body, has turned out to have clear human health prospects.
John Gurdon
Hip flexibility is genetic to a degree, and the most gifted hitters have won both the genetic and mechanical lottery.
Gabe Kapler
I think the ethics and morals of genetic engineering are very complicated. It intrigues me.
Roger Spottiswoode
I thought that biology and macro economies, especially, was fairly related between the systems level, and so I graduated the university with a degree in Genetic Engineering and Economies, and I moved to San Francisco to try out how to make money with just the ideas itself.
Arvind Gupta
Here at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, we have genetically rearranged various viruses and bacteria as part of our medical research. In fact, we have been able to create entirely new types of DNA molecules by splicing together the genetic information from different organisms – recombinant DNA.
James D. Watson
I don’t expect people who’ve enjoyed ‘Spy Kids’ will enjoy ‘Repo! the Genetic Opera!’
Alexa Vega
We can do genetics. We can do experiments on fruit flies. We can do experiments on yeast. It’s not so easy to do experiments on humans. So, in fact, it helps us, to interpret our own genetic code, to have the genetic code of the other species.
Craig Venter
There are a few genetic traits that make people feel sorry for you, and there are some, like narcolepsy, at which people take personal offense unless you tell them in advance.
George M. Church
I am of the school that believes, for the most part, that gays are born and not made. That is, I believe – and there appears to be significant scientific evidence to back me up – that there is a genetic predisposition to be gay.
Peter Navarro
Is there something in my genetic makeup that makes me more at risk for heart disease? I believe there is. My father was the sign.
Corbin Bernsen
Homosexuality is a genetic flaw.
Subramanian Swamy
I was born with this. It’s a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something’s wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign.
Steven Cojocaru
I don’t know if acting is genetic. Maybe it’s environmental.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding about genetic information and what you can and cannot learn.
Anne Wojcicki
If we didn’t have genetic mutations, we wouldn’t have us. You need error to open the door to the adjacent possible.
Steven Johnson
With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
Dee Hock
Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I was over 50, Caucasian, thin, small-framed, and I have it in my genetic history. It was almost a slam-dunk.
Sally Field
The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
Ike Skelton
The origin of each of us stems from codes of genetic inheritance.
John Eccles
For simplicity one can think of the + class as having one extra base at some point or other in the genetic message and the – class as having one too few.
Francis Crick
Genetic design is something we can use to fight the lack of sustainability we humans are forcing on the earth’s environment.
Craig Venter
I haven’t always been the best advocate for my own body. I was a too-tall, pudgy child who felt completely out of control of the genetic lottery ticket she’d been given, so in retaliation, I shut down. I ignored my body and hated it for not being tiny and cute like my friends’ bodies.
Emily V. Gordon
TIVO was a big shift in how people watched TV, but everyone understood the concept of TV. No one really understands the concept of, well why would I want my genetic information?
Anne Wojcicki
Genetic Denim gods, if you’re listening, please don’t rip, and if you have to, maybe you could have an elf from your warehouse send me another pair… I’m a size 28 and its called ‘The Twig’ in a dark grayish wash… I will wear them until I die, unless those rips beat me to it.
Dawn Olivieri
With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code.
Stephen Hawking
Genes are thought to contribute a certain amount to the cause of autism but it’s not 100 per cent. It might be about 60 per cent genetic. So there are going to be environmental factors that mediate the impact of autism.
Simon Baron-Cohen
Genetic testing in the future is going to be seen as critical as testing your cholesterol.
Anne Wojcicki
As we all saw in grade school, once you learn how to read a book, somebody is going to want to write one – that’s how authors are made. Once we know how to read our own genetic code, someone is going to want to rewrite that ‘text,’ tinker with traits – play God, some would say.
Gregory Benford
We’re moving from reading the genetic code to writing it.
Craig Venter
On the morning of May 1, 2018, I woke up knowing that the day I had anticipated for nine years had finally arrived. It was the day of my preventative double mastectomy – the day I would attack my BRCA 2 genetic mutation head-on and take my chances of breast cancer from 84 percent to virtually zero.
Kayleigh McEnany
It’s perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar.
Noam Chomsky
If genetic research doesn’t seemed to have lived up to its therapeutic promise, it’s because sequencing is just too slow and expensive.
Luke Nosek
All the food we eat, whether Brussels sprouts or pork bellies, has been modified by mankind. Genetic engineering is only one particularly powerful way to do what we have been doing for eleven thousand years.
Michael Specter
Evolution is all about passing on the genome to the next generation, adapting and surviving through generation after generation. From an evolutionary point of view, you and I are like the booster rockets designed to send the genetic payload into the next level of orbit and then drop off into the sea.
Harvey V. Fineberg
But with each passing year and each new study, the evidence for the genetic contribution to individual and group differences becomes more firmly established than ever.
J. Philippe Rushton
Some genetic variants can be informative about one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Anne Wojcicki
Autoimmunity is probably the next frontier. The majority of cases of autoimmune disease result from a complex genetic problem that has environmental influences. It is a colossal task for the immune system to maintain tolerance to self and yet be ready to react to everything in the world around us.
Bruce Beutler
The families in positions of great financial power obsessively interbreed with each other. But I’m not talking about one Earth race, Jewish or non-Jewish. I’m talking about a genetic network that operates through all races, this bloodline being a fusion of human and reptilian genes.
David Icke
My parents are Jamaican immigrants and both have a multiracial background. They’re Jamaican but my genetic makeup is West African, European, Asian.
Jaboukie Young-White
I don’t have the genetic make up of a frontman, but I’m learning how to do it.
Noel Gallagher
Of course, I prefer organic farming to chemical-dependent farming, but sometimes absolutist organic prescriptions go too far. I don’t even rule out the possibility of genetic modification generating some benign ideas, as long as we can keep them away from monopolists such as Monsanto.
Tristram Stuart
From the time that I was in high school, my life really revolved around live theater, so it almost feels genetic.
Philip Baker Hall
Building your own house is a primal urge, one of those universal genetic drives like the need to provide for your family.
Kevin McCloud
Your social networks may matter more than your genetic networks. But if your friends have healthy habits you are more likely to as well. So get healthy friends.
Mark Hyman
Newborn screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin.
Lucille Roybal-Allard
I used to want to look like every European person that was being held up as a standard of beauty, whether in the industry or in life. Then I just realized that it’s not in my genetic make-up. I decided instead to go for the gold in whatever I’m doing and just be as healthy as I can be.
Keala Settle
I can’t cook! It’s genetic. My grandmother can’t cook, my mother can’t cook. I was raised to believe you eat because your body needs fuel for energy, so I eat super foods.
Jada Pinkett Smith
A breast cancer might turn out to have a close resemblance to a gastric cancer. And this kind of reorganization of cancer in terms of its internal genetic anatomy has really changed the way we treat and approach cancer in general.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Those who have contributed great positive innovations to our society, from the pioneers of genetic understanding to the pioneers of the Information Age, have received a pittance compared with those responsible for the financial innovations that brought our global economy to the brink of ruin.
Joseph Stiglitz
If two very different people pool their DNA, they’ll create more genetic variety, and their young will come to the job of parenting with a wider array of skills.
Helen Fisher
The future is to heal back to the mind again. Recognizing that the mind is all powerful – it controls every cell to every degree of its genetic expression.
Bruce Lipton
If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic operation, is our anthropological – indeed, genetic – goal.
Joseph Brodsky
If someone’s liver doesn’t work, we blame it on the genes; if someone’s brain doesn’t work properly, we blame the school. It’s actually more humane to think of the condition as genetic. For instance, you don’t want to say that someone is born unpleasant, but sometimes that might be true.
James D. Watson
The Human Genome Project has given us a genetic parts list.
Leroy Hood
Some people will basically just shred all over everything, even a ballad. I’m glad I wasn’t born with that genetic chip – the need to just wheedle-whee all over the place.
Synyster Gates
In medical school, students are immersed in the realm of medical ethics. It’s where new doctors study, learn right and wrong, ask tough questions, and discuss things like end of life care, genetic testing, and patients’ rights. In lots of ways, it’s the most important part of being a compassionate and competent doctor.
Ralph Northam
Preventative medicine has to be the direction we go in. For example, if colon cancer is detected early – because a person knew he had a genetic risk and was having frequent exams – the surgery is relatively inexpensive and average survival is far greater than 10 years.
Craig Venter
If you have lung cancer, the most important thing you can know is your genetic code.
Craig Venter
The purpose of developing a methodology for what they call genetic control over seed, is mainly to ensure that F1 hybrids are pure and that every year you have to buy the seed.
M. S. Swaminathan
Fiddling with the genetic identities of domesticated plants and animals ever since we had become human. We are the fiddlingest animal the world has ever seen.
Sue Hubbell
Since my own genome was sequenced, my software has been broadcast into space in the form of electromagnetic waves, carrying my genetic information far beyond Earth. Whether there is any creature out there capable of making sense of the instructions in my genome, well, that’s another question.
Craig Venter
Resveratrol does not act primarily as an antioxidant. It is far more interesting and powerful than that. Resveratrol turns on our body’s genetic defenses against diseases and aging itself.
David Andrew Sinclair
It’s often meaningless to talk about a genetic trait without also discussing the environment in which that trait appears. Sometimes, genes don’t work at all until the environment awakens them.
Sam Kean
Do codons overlap? In other words, as we read along the genetic message do we find a base which is a member of two or more codons? It now seems fairly certain that codons do not overlap.
Francis Crick
Anger can be a useful emotion; it’s built into our genetic code to help with self preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified.
Michael Hayden
I say that I’m genetically gifted. In a weight-governed sport, I don’t put weight on because of my Polish ‘heritage, it’s genetic. Even when I am not in training, I don’t put on weight. When I start training, I don’t need to take a lot of weight off.
Carl Froch
Expectation loiters in the DNA of every sentient being; when you tell yourself or a loved one, ‘Don’t get your hopes up,’ you’re fighting ancient genetic programming.
Martha Beck
Clearly, nutrition is great. I was a vegan, so being an athlete and a vegan certainly sounds like it would be the right thing to prevent something like heart disease, but it’s highly genetic.
Oscar Munoz
About 20 percent of the genetic information in your nose doesn’t match anything that we’ve ever seen before.
Nathan Wolfe
I don’t know if it’s genetic or just because I was surrounded by it, but I was always fascinated with building and construction and development.
Donald Trump, Jr.
I connect to the tradition of Irish storytelling. And I think there is something – I can’t put my finger on it – something genetic there. Maybe just a need to tell stories.
Michael Connelly
The genetic you and the neural you aren’t alternatives to the conscious you. They are its foundations.
Paul Bloom
My genetic make-up is one of physicality. I’m a visceral guy.
Dwayne Johnson
As the knowledge around personalized medicine continues to grow, consumers should expect their healthcare providers to begin to incorporate genetic information into their treatments and preventative care.
Anne Wojcicki
I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father’s respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things.
James Cameron
When I started modelling, I’d raise my arms and it was all muscle and all the other models had nothing. Really, everybody thought I was a man. I don’t have to do much to have muscles. It’s just genetic.
Grace Jones
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Lewis Thomas
DNA is the master blueprint for life and constitutes the genetic material in all free-living organisms and most viruses. RNA is the genetic material of certain viruses, but it is also found in all living cells, where it plays an important role in certain processes such as the making of proteins.
Richard J. Roberts
You can’t have life without the genetic code.
Craig Venter
If you’re healthy, if you don’t get sick much, if you don’t go to the doctor much or use your health insurance much, you are a genetic lottery winner. It has nothing to do with the way you live, nothing to do with doing the right things. It’s just sheer luck, and you are gonna pay for that.
Rush Limbaugh
My genetic autobiography can be found throughout my body.
Craig Venter
Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of the women who were the founding stock of Iceland came from England and what is now France. Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking raids only 40 generations ago.
Keith Henson
I wasn’t a good-looking child. I got screwed out of the genetic deal. My sister looks like a model. I think that’s why I’m a comic. I’m deeply insecure, since I was always feeling ugly. I wasn’t a healthy child. I had poor self-esteem. That’s why I need people’s approval.
Nikki Glaser
Barring public demand, any person who pursues the presidency out of personal ambition must be suffering from a basic genetic defect.
Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Many societal problems concern science, such as the energy crisis, genetic alterations of foods.
Nancy Roman
The cloning procedure is similar to IVF. The only difference is that the DNA of sperm and egg would be replaced by DNA from an adult cell. What law or principle – secular, humanist, or religious – says that one combination of genetic material in a flask is OK, but another is not?
Nathan Myhrvold
One of the things about genetics that has become clearer as we’ve done genomes – as we’ve worked our way through the evolutionary tree, including humans – is that we’re probably much more genetic animals than we want to confess we are.
Craig Venter
Turns out, Down syndrome is the most common genetic disorder, occurring once in every 800 births, and no one really knows why it happens. It just does.
John C. McGinley
Genomics are about individuals. It’s about what’s specific to you, not your siblings, not your parents – each of us is totally unique. We will only see that uniqueness by drilling down to the genetic code.
Craig Venter
Aging is basically the build-up of error: error at the genetic level, error at the cellular level. Cells normally repair themselves; that’s why you heal when you get a cut. But even the mechanism of repair eventually falls apart.
Michio Kaku
As a species, we’ve somehow survived large and small ice ages, genetic bottlenecks, plagues, world wars and all manner of natural disasters, but I sometimes wonder if we’ll survive our own ingenuity.
Diane Ackerman
I must have been yearning for some Jewish content beyond my genetic makeup because soon after my 21st birthday, I noticed I was no longer dating WASPs.
Susan Isaacs
Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.
Allen Tate
I never believed I’d have a six-pack, especially not at 35 years old. I always thought it was a genetic blessing. It’s not. You just have to be willing to do what it takes.
Sullivan Stapleton
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren Bennis
Making it financially does not protect you, though. Genetic gifts and a gigantic professional contract do not shield athletes from the effect of damaged childhoods.
Jason Whitlock
We must feed, shelter, and nurture one another as our first priority, and to do so, we must avail ourselves of our best technologies, which have always included some type of genetic modification.
Hope Jahren
I’m not a doctor or scientist. I’m just a mom. But I do think there’s a genetic predisposition, and there are environmental triggers. I feel like that combination, in my child’s case, is what resulted in autism.
Holly Robinson Peete
Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Realizing the ways in which we humans may have been inadvertently changing our genes for millennia provides a way for us to begin to think about the inevitable genetic revolution in medicine that is going to allow us to advertently change our genes over centuries and even decades.
Nicholas A. Christakis
An enormous amount of scientific language is metaphorical. We talk about a genetic code, where code originally meant a cipher; we talk about the solar system model of the atom as though the atom were like a sun and moon and planets.
Steven Pinker
The 21st century has more potential than perhaps any other in our brief evolutionary history. We stand on the cusp of computing, genetic and energy generation breakthroughs that were only recently in the realm of science-fiction. A golden age of humanity is tantalisingly within our grasp.
Clive Lewis
A lot of genetic testing hasn’t been integrated into healthcare because it has been expensive. I want to make people realise that they have the ability to be in charge of their own health.
Anne Wojcicki
Everyone recognises that genes are part of the story but autism isn’t 100% genetic. Even if you have identical twins who share all their genes, you can find that one has autism and one doesn’t. That means that there must be some non-genetic factors.
Simon Baron-Cohen
Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people.
Freeman Dyson
Denying a child even at birth an opportunity for the full expression of its innate genetic potential for physical and mental development is the cruellest form of inequity.
M. S. Swaminathan
Being the first FDA-authorized direct-to-consumer genetic test out there is revolutionary.
Anne Wojcicki
I won some genetic lottery. I always happened to be strangely good at mathematics in my head. I just popped out weird.
Rodney Brooks
I really think people should live to be 100 years old pretty much disease-free. I think that’s our genetic potential.
John Mackey
We wouldn’t have to speak so critically if businesses would stop feeding dead animals to live ones, putting non-food substances into food, tinkering with genetic codes, and spraying the countryside with poisons.
Donella Meadows
Knowing your genetic health risks will help you make better decisions.
Anne Wojcicki
I think a lot of kids are interested in two science subjects: dinosaurs and aliens. The reason is almost genetic; we’re hard-wired to be interested in things that might be a little dangerous.
Seth Shostak
The position of Autism Speaks has been for quite awhile that we need to find out what’s happening. We know there’s a genetic component, and there’s an environmental trigger, and until we get to the bottom of what’s happening, no one knows what causes autism.
Elizabeth Emken
Everybody is going to want to look at their genetics. You’re going to want to get a genetic profile.
Gregory Stock
I wanted to be a genetic engineer. That was my goal in college. I wanted to figure out what the codon sequence was that causes replication in a cardio myopathic virus. That was my goal.
Ashton Kutcher
Modern genetic engineering makes producing GMO food products relatively easy. GMOs can improve crop yield and greatly enhance the nutritional value of those same crops.
Richard J. Roberts
In my case, symptoms began to appear when I was only 57. In fact, the doctors believe early-onset Alzheimer’s has a strong genetic predictor, and that it may have been progressing for some years before I was diagnosed.
Pat Summitt
Cancer cells have had so many other things go wrong with them, genetic, non-genetic changes, that those cells, one of the things they then get selected for is that they have lots of telomerase because now the telomeres in those cells get maintained.
Elizabeth Blackburn
His name, Buzz, fits. He can buzz along at 40 miles an hour when his genetic memory moves him.
Joe Henderson
Every single cancer is a genetic disease. Not necessarily inherited from your parents, but it’s genetic changes which cause cancer. So as we sequence the genomes of tumours and compare those to the sequence of patients, we’re getting down to the fundamental basis of each individual person’s cancer.
Craig Venter
Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.
Jean Piaget
Every cell in your body contains the same genetic information.
Chris Toumazou
Soon it will be a sin of parents to have a child that carries the heavy burden of genetic disease. We are entering a world where we have to consider the quality of our children.
Robert Edwards
I was born with the genetic condition called ‘achondroplasia,’ which I inherited from my dad: my mam is average height, and my dad is also a little person. I am the oldest of five children, and I am the only one who is a little person.
Sinead Burke
Even with seemingly simple things like eye color, you can’t tell from my genetic code whether I have blue eyes or not. So it’s naive to think that complex human behaviors, like risk-seeking, are driven by changes in one or two genes.
Craig Venter
Through the miracle of natural genetic recombination, each child, with the sole exception of an identical twin, is conceived as a unique being. Even the atmosphere of the womb works its subtle changes, and by the time we emerge into the light, we are our own persons.
Ellen Ullman
I am an Ashkenazi Jew, and there are a whole host of genetic disorders that only Ashkenazi Jews have. I don’t know if you know this, but 16 or 17 disorders that we carry the gene for.
James Gray
Traits acquired during one’s lifetime – muscles built up in the gym, for example – cannot be passed on to the next generation. Now with technology, as it happens, we might indeed be able to transfer some of our acquired traits on to our selected offspring by genetic engineering.
Nick Bostrom
We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
William Glasser
We are going from reading our genetic code to the ability to write it. That gives us the hypothetical ability to do things never contemplated before.
Craig Venter
In 2008, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for work done on a molecule called green fluorescent protein that was isolated from the bioluminescent chemistry of a jellyfish, and it’s been equated to the invention of the microscope in terms of the impact that it has had on cell biology and genetic engineering.
Edith Widder
Due to my genetic predisposition to certain cancers and having experienced the travails of my mom and grandmother in their battles against this awful disease, I wanted to use my platform to raise awareness and funds for crucial research for these below-the-belt cancers.
Camille Grammer
Billions of dollars have been put into genetic research.
Anne Wojcicki
‘Brave New World’ dealt with a kind of proto-genetic engineering of the unborn, through really, as many dystopias do, it dealt with totalitarianism. The 1997 film ‘Gattaca’ updated ‘Brave New World,’ bringing us to a future where genetic testing determined your job, your wealth, your status in life.
Ramez Naam
Writing genetic code like we do software will usher in a completely new way of living for all of us. When this happens, our society will be as fundamentally changed as we have seen from the invention of computers.
Arvind Gupta
The word ‘code’ turns out to be a really important word for my book, ‘The Information.’ The genetic code is just one example. We talk now about coders, coding. Computer guys are coders. The stuff they write is code.
James Gleick
There are some people who’re all doctors. Is it genetic?
Aida Turturro
Smaller families mean we have more time and money to lavish on each child. Parents are more anxious because small families give them less experience of parenting and put their genetic eggs in fewer baskets.
Carl Honore
Sequencing DNA on the ISS will enable NASA to see what happens to genetic material in space in real time, rather than looking at a snapshot of DNA before launch and another snapshot of DNA after launch and filling in the blanks.
Kathleen Rubins
It’s genetic. I exercise, but I gain mass very quickly.
Adama Traore
Our ancestors didn’t need any genetic enhancements to be able to sit for twelve hours a day and eat fatty, sugary foods, but we need enhancements that handle that altered environment.
George M. Church
Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.
Nick Nolte
Ten bajillion product ads notwithstanding, your looks are another thing that’s basically genetic.
Martha Beck
We all want our genetic information. Why would you not want genetic information?
Anne Wojcicki
I think it was genetic: my legs were born like this.
David Luiz
Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes in cells. Chromosomes carry the genetic information. Telomeres are buffers. They are like the tips of shoelaces. If you lose the tips, the ends start fraying.
Elizabeth Blackburn
Transposons are just small pieces of DNA that randomly insert in the genetic code. And if they insert in the middle of the gene, they disrupt its function.
Craig Venter
Procrastination is in my genetic code.
Joe Buck
What do women do when they get together? We sit around and talk! Men, not so much. My theory is that this difference is genetic and dates back to the hunter-gatherer societies, when the men had to be quiet as they hunted, lest they scare away the bison and then everyone starved to death and it was all their fault.
Jenna McCarthy
It seems likely that most if not all the genetic information in any organism is carried by nucleic acid – usually by DNA, although certain small viruses use RNA as their genetic material.
Francis Crick
I don’t know if there’s a genetic marker for entrepreneurship. But if there is, it’s most likely not a genius for planning. It’s a propensity for action – and the ability to put failure behind you quickly. To stop being precious about your ideas.
Marc Randolph
When I go to Afghanistan, I realize I’ve been spared, due to a random genetic lottery, by being born to people who had the means to get out. Every time I go to Afghanistan I am haunted by that.
Khaled Hosseini
A person’s current personality of love, hatred, jealousy, rage or a murderous intent and so on is formed upon genetic elements, education, the environment and a family a person grows in.
Kim Ki-duk
Now we have technology where we can modify the genomics of individuals by gene transfer and genetic meddling, we may find that people will want to modify their children, enhance their intelligence, their strength and their beauty and all the other so-called desirable characteristics.
Robert Winston
Race has no genetic or scientific basis.
Craig Venter
I’ve come to learn that there is a real difference between men and women. It’s genetic.
Sharon Gless
It’s an important point to realize that the genetic programming of our lives is not fully deterministic. It is statistical – it is in any animal merely statistical – not deterministic.
Richard Dawkins
In the dance world, it has to be in your genetic make-up – your body has to suit the training.
Darcey Bussell
The relationship between heredity and IQ in human beings is well established. But that does not mean that if you have a group difference, an ethnic difference, that difference must also be genetic.
Charles Murray
We know that at conception, the genetic code is there for a unique individual. This is not something that is just a religious belief.
Dan Lipinski
One can envisage taking cells from a patient with sickle-cell anaemia or an inherited blood disorder and using the Cas9 system to fix the underlying genetic cause of the disease by putting those cells back into the patient and allowing them to make copies of themselves to support the patient’s blood.
Jennifer Doudna
Give us detailed, testable, mechanistic accounts for the origin of life, the origin of the genetic code, the origin of ubiquitous bio macromolecules and assemblages like the ribosome, and the origin of molecular machines like the bacterial flagellum, and intelligent design will die a quick and painless death.
William A. Dembski
The leg system of the beach animals works because of a combination of certain lengths of tubes. Because of the proportion of lengths, the animals walk smoothly. You could say that this range of numbers is their genetic code.
Theo Jansen
This seems highly likely, especially as it has been shown that in several systems mutations affecting the same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.
Francis Crick
I have had a fascination with death, I think, that might be considered genetic for a long time. My father had the same affliction, I guess.
Sally Mann
Thandie has no interest in race. She thinks it’s just a Freudian concept by definition, and there’s more genetic difference between a Kenyan and a Ugandan than there is between a Kenyan and a Norwegian… she believes entirely that nationality is nothing but accident.
Ol Parker
But I believe that the huge advances now being made in genetic research will be the key to personalized medicine one day.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Funniness is genetic.
Angela Kinsey
With Halcyon’s technology, the pool of genetic information will grow by orders of magnitude in the course of months, offering the first real chance at cures for cancer and other previously intractable diseases.
Luke Nosek
I think genetic research is a fascinating and fertile area.
Katherine Dunn
There haven’t been genetic studies on grit, but we often think that challenge is inherited but grit is learned. That’s not what science says. Science says grit comes from both nature and nurture.
Angela Duckworth
For millennia, men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance, and war mongering.
Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we’re currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity.
Charles Colson
In every community, there are a number of ‘social super-spreaders’ among us. Long-suspected and emphatically confirmed by our data, these are people who – through dint of their job, or lifestyle, or perhaps even genetic makeup – would be more dangerous in the instance of a pandemic than the average person.
Hannah Fry
You’re not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you.
Stephen Covey
Cells will die in minutes to days if they lack their genetic information system. They will not evolve, they will not replicate, and they will not live.
Craig Venter
But while doing that I’d been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth.
K. Eric Drexler
Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don’t think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too.
Hideo Kojima
What would help us preserve our natural resources are genetic traits that let us sacrifice the present for the sake of the future. You need wisdom to sacrifice something that is immediately useful or advantageous for the sake of something that will be important in the future.
Christian de Duve
Since childhood I’ve always had a tendency to lean towards melancholy. My sisters suffer from it too, so maybe it’s a genetic thing. But none of us has ever been on medication.
Natalie Imbruglia
I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.
James Lovelock
I’ve never argued that humans are massively hot-wired. What I was trying to point out was that you can’t understand how we learn unless you identify the learning mechanisms. And these have some genetic basis.
Steven Pinker
Perfect pitch is genetic. It’s 100% genetic.
Craig Venter
If we think of our chromosomes – they carry our genetic material – as being like shoelaces, I work on the plastic tips at the end that protect them.
Elizabeth Blackburn
When I was young, my parents were these titanic, infallible figures. But Mum’s illness and Dad’s battles with diabetes and heart attacks had a ripple effect on me – reminding me of my own mortality and that these illnesses are genetic.
Sam Worthington
Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
Peter R. Grant
The process of speciation is completed with the cessation of genetic exchange.
Peter R. Grant
Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom – it doesn’t have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations – but that doesn’t explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective.
James Wolcott
When I was born in 1970 with a rare genetic disorder called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), medical science wasn’t what it is today and my mum and dad were treated terribly by the medical profession.
Warwick Davis
Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.
Paulo Coelho
I’d have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup.
Rebecca Romijn
After music, trees are my passion. My great-grandfather was a forester, so maybe it is genetic. My father would take me for walks in the forest and sometimes I would play truant with him. ‘You won’t learn anything in a communist school, my boy,’ he would say. He loved trees too.
Krzysztof Penderecki