Genetics Quotes

Tim Burton

We all know interspecies romance is weird.

Toba Beta

There were three things sought by invaders who crossed
oceans to discover America. Those were gold, gospel, glory.
There are four things sought by aliens who crossed heavens
to discover planet earth. Those are gold, gospel, glory, gene.

Allan J. Hamilton

I was drawn to horses as if they were magnets. It was in my blood. I must have inherited from my grandfather a genetic proclivity toward the equine species. Perhaps there's a quirk in the DNA that makes horse people different from everyone else, that instantly divides humanity into those who love horses and the others, who simply don't know.

Richard Dawkins

We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.

James D. Watson

Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours. . . .

Oscar Wilde

JACK: Yes, but said yourself that a severe chill was not hereditary.

ALGERNON: It usen't to be, I know - but I daresay it is now. Science is always making wonderful improvements in things.

David Edward Goldberg

Genetic algorithms (GAs) are defined as search procedures based on the mechanics of natural selection and genetics, and we think we know what innovation is - at least in some sort of qualitative way - but what does one have to do with the other?

Matthieu Ricard

Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are.

Katie McKissick

Whilst it may be our species greatest achievement, responsible for every technological advance we have or ever will make, science is also poop and sex and boogers.

Katie McKissick

That is the thing about life - it takes a million moving pieces for it to work right, and just one to mess everything up.�

Khalid Masood

You inherit your time just as much as your genes.

Johnny Rich

You inherit your environment just as much as your genes.

Dixy Lee Ray

Nature did not make me willowy.

Maile Meloy

Diabetes is passed that way - over and down, like a knight in chess.

Alan Cumming

We both lacked the same thing in our childhoods - the love of a father... We both sought to fill that lack in our adult lives with family and love, as everyone does, but also with thrills and sometimes periods of recklessness. Luckily, I have always come back from my recklessness. Tommy Darling did not.

Matt Ridley

The genome is as complicated and indeterminate as ordinary life, because it is ordinary life. This should come as a relief. Simple determinism, whether of the genetics or environmental kind, is a depressing prospect for those with a fondness for free will.

J. Craig Venter

It is my belief that the basic knowledge that we're providing to the world will have a profound impact on the human condition and the treatments for disease and our view of our place on the biological continuum.

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