65 Genome Quotes On Success In Life

These genome quotes will inspire you. Genome, the haploid set of chromosomes in a gamete or microorganism, or in each cell of a multicellular organism.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging genome quotes, genome sayings, and genome proverbs.

Best Genome Quotes

  1. “Our own genomes carry the story of evolution, written in DNA, the language of molecular genetics, and the narrative is unmistakable.” ~ Kenneth R. Miller
  2. “The genome is a book that wrote itself, continually adding, deleting and amending over four billion years.” ~ Matt Ridley
  3. “While the Environmental Genome Project does not seek to assign allele frequencies, we are aware of the importance of accurate allele frequency estimates for future epidemiologic studies and the large sample sizes such estimates will require.” ~ Samuel Wilson
  4. “Heritability pertains to the entirety of the genome, not to a single gene.” ~ Steven Pinker

  5. “Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race is just a social construct that the human genome project shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common, that there are no races. This is silly.” ~ J. Philippe Rushton
  6. “It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions.” ~ Samuel Wilson
  7. “The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don’t understand.” ~ Thomas Cech
  8. “One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions.” ~ Samuel Wilson

  9. “By being able to write a genome and plug it into an organism, the software, if you will, changes the hardware.” ~ Barry Schuler
  10. “Eventually we’ll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system.” ~ Bill Gates , Human genome quotes
  11. “I am thrilled to see my genome.” ~ James D. Watson
  12. “Your genome knows much more about your medical history than you do.” ~ Danny Hillis

  13. “If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas… Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy… Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s… Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.” ~ Barack Obama
  14. “Over millions of years the viruses in our genome mutate more and more so the look less and less and less recognizable as viruses and so if there was a virus that infected our pre mammal ancestors like 250 million years ago, which it probably did, we can’t see it because it just looks totally random.” ~ Carl Zimmer
  15. “This is a whole new era where we’re moving beyond little edits on single genes to being able to write whatever we want throughout the genome. The goal is to be able to change it as radically as our understanding permits.” ~ George M. Church
  16. “I never dreamed that in my lifetime my own genome would be sequenced.” ~ James D. Watson

  17. “In the future, a new generation of artists will be writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses.” ~ Freeman Dyson
  18. “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
  19. “We can’t any longer have the conventional understanding of genetics which everybody peddles because it is increasingly obvious that epigenetics – actually things which influence the genome’s function – are much more important than we realised.” ~ Robert Winston
  20. “Viruses don’t just make us sick. They can actually sometimes end up in our genomes.” ~ Carl Zimmer

  21. “If we can put a man on the moon and sequence the human genome, we should be able to devise something close to a universal digital public library.” ~ Peter Singer
  22. “I would like to do a series about sequencing the human genome, and also analyze more human diversity among other ethnic groups – a ‘Faces of America 2.'” ~ Henry Louis Gates
  23. “The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.” ~ James D. Watson
  24. “I firmly believe that the next great breakthrough in bioscience could come from a 15-year-old who downloads the human genome in Egypt.” ~ Thomas Friedman

  25. “We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.” ~ Lewis Thomas
  26. “Why do people believe that there are dangerous implications of the idea that the mind is a product of the brain, that the brain is organized in part by the genome, and that the genome was shaped by natural selection?” ~ Steven Pinker
  27. “I think there are people who’s lives have been saved because of the study of the genome.” ~ Francis Collins
  28. “Human experience depends on everything that can influence states of the human brain, ranging from changes in our genome to changes in the global economy.” ~ Sam Harris

  29. “As was predicted at the beginning of the Human Genome Project, getting the sequence will be the easy part as only technical issues are involved. The hard part will be finding out what it means, because this poses intellectual problems of how to understand the participation of the genes in the functions of living cells.” ~ Sydney Brenner
  30. “[Decoding the human genome sequence] is the most significant undertaking that we have mounted so far in an organized way in all of science. I believe that reading our blueprints, cataloguing our own instruction book, will be judged by history as more significant than even splitting the atom or going to the moon.” ~ Francis Collins
  31. “The big idea we start with is: “How is the genome interpreted, and how are stable decisions that affect gene expression inherited from one cell to the next?” This is one of the most competitive areas of molecular biology at the moment, and the students are reading papers that in some instances were published this past year. As a consequence, one of the most common answers I have to give to their questions is, “We just don’t know.”” ~ Shirley M. Tilghman
  32. “We have learned nothing from the genome.” ~ Craig Venter

  33. “Although life is a continuous process, fertilization is a critical landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed…. The combination of 23 chromosomes present in each pronucleus results in 46 chromosomes in the zygote. Thus the diploid number is restored and the embryonic genome is formed. The embryo now exists as a genetic unity.” ~ Ronan O’Rahilly
  34. “The God of the Bible is also the God of the genome. He can be worshipped in the cathedral or in the laboratory. His creation is majestic, awesome, intricate, and beautiful.” ~ Francis Collins
  35. “In all probability the Human Genome Project will, someday, find that I carry some recessive gene for optimism, because despite all my best efforts I still can’t scrape together even a couple days of hopelessness. Future scientists will call it the Pollyanna Syndrome, and if forced to guess, I’d say that mine has been a way-long case history of chasing rainbows.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  36. “Any virus that’s been sequenced today – that genome can be made.” ~ Craig Venter

  37. “These days vampires gravitated toward particle accelerators, projects to decode the genome, and molecular biology. Once they had flocked to alchemy, anatomy, and electricity. If it went bang, involved blood, or promised to unlock the secrets of the universe, there was sure to be a vampire around.” ~ Deborah Harkness
  38. “Living in your genome is the history of our species.” ~ Barry Schuler
  39. “We’re still getting a lot of the popular conception that’s grounded in the one-way, causal image of the genome. The idea that the future of medicine is going to be broadly genetic is a very real danger.” ~ John Dupre
  40. “Fractals, the theory of relativity, the genome: these are magnificently beautiful constructs.” ~ Adam Savage

  41. “The human genome will not help us to understand the spiritual side of humankind, or to know who God is or what love is. The well-heeled couple who decide they want to use genetics to have a child that is a gifted musician may end up with a sullen adolescent who smokes marijuana and doesn’t talk to them.” ~ Francis Collins
  42. “Emotion is set in our genome and that we all have with a certain programmed nature that is modified by our experience so individually we have variations on the pattern. But in essence, your emotion of joy and mine are going to be extremely similar.” ~ Antonio Damasio
  43. “Plasticity is an intrinsic property of the human brain and represents evolution’s invention to enable the nervous system to escape the restrictions of its own genome and thus adapt to environmental pressures, physiologic changes, and experiences.” ~ Philippa Perry
  44. “It used to be thought that only a certain kind of virus could get into our genome and it’s called a retrovirus and that’s a virus that might be HIV for example.” ~ Carl Zimmer

  45. “I have had my genome fully sequenced and have learned a great deal about which medications I would respond to and which might or would induce major side effects, along with knowing many medical conditions for which I’m particularly susceptible.” ~ Eric Topol
  46. “A lot of people think PMI is the genome project 2.0. No. This is about all the influences on disease – genetics is in there, but the environment is in there as well, health choices, behaviors, all the factors that are important, otherwise we’re not doing what we promised we would do – which is in a holistic way look at how people stay healthy or how do they fall ill.” ~ Francis Collins
  47. “About 1.2% of the human genome is made up of genes, things that encode for proteins, the stuff that we consider us. There is about 8.3% that’s a virus. In other words we’re probably about seven times more virus than we are human genes, which is kind of a weird way to thinking about yourself.” ~ Carl Zimmer
  48. “If you’re looking for your own idea of your own identity you know the human genome may not be the best place to look for it. You’re just looking at a bunch of viruses.” ~ Carl Zimmer

  49. “One of the big challenges now is to figure out just how many viruses there really are in the human genome. So far the estimate is 8.3% of our genome is virus, but it actually could be a lot higher.” ~ Carl Zimmer
  50. “If I could get every single cancer genome sequence that has been sequenced; if I could ever put it in one repository, we have the capacity to do a million billion calculations per second. We’ll be able to find out more in 10 minutes more than it would take 10 Nobel laureates 10 years to find out about the patterns of cancer and the cures for cancer.” ~ Joe Biden
  51. “We have Borna virus genes. We’re part Borna virus, which is weird, but apparently our cells and our genomes in a weird way might actually be grabbing these viruses, grabbing genetic material from the viruses that are infecting it and pulling them into their own genome.” ~ Carl Zimmer
  52. “Genome sequencing has changed taxonomy.” ~ Richard Dawkins

  53. “There’s always a question when you invest. Are you too early, are you too late, or are you just right? And there was a lot of hype about life sciences, around the sequencing of the human genome and a lot of people concluded that’s not really there. But by the way, there was a lot of hype around the digital revolution just about the time of 2000 and the human genome, and it turns out that some of the world’s biggest, most powerful companies are the survivors post that crash.” ~ Juan Enriquez
  54. “I think one of the both liberating and terrifying prospects from synthetic biology for example is that you are going to have all of these do it yourself biosynthetic labs where people are going to be playing with the software of life. We are going to have a new generation of artists that are going to be playing with genomes the way that Blake and Byron used to play with poetry. And when genomes are the new canvas for the artist, we might be able to radically upgrade the human species and the software of the biology of the human species.” ~ Jason Silva
  55. “Ours is not a dumb species. We have put a man on the moon. We have unlocked the secrets of the human genome. We have discovered how to take stem cells and coax them into becoming brain cells, heart muscle, liver tissue – any organ of the human body that needs repair. These are our miracles, and there are more. Yet we have not yet found a way to do the simplest things: To live in peace. To stop killing each other when we disagree. To distribute that which is good in life freely and fairly.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
  56. “The very genetic determinism I posited in World’s End as a way of shaking off my inherited demons is being proven in fact as we map out the human genome.” ~ T.C. Boyle

  57. “If we were able to put every single solitary cancer cell that has a genomic – had their genome done in one place, we have the computing capacity to go in and look at what are the similarities and dissimilarities that make them work and don’t work. And every expert will tell you, it is probably gonna exponentially increase the capacity to be able to find, A, cures, B, vaccines, and C, turn some cancers into chronic diseases, rather than it cost you your life.” ~ Joe Biden
  58. “My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African-Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced.” ~ Henry Louis Gates
  59. “We are here to celebrate the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome. Without a doubt, this is the most important, most wondrous map ever produced by human kind.” ~ William J. Clinton
  60. “When burned on a CD, the human genome is smaller than Microsoft Office.” ~ Steve Jurvetson

  61. “A DNA sequence for the genome of bacteriophage ΦX174 of approximately 5,375 nucleotides has been determined using the rapid and simple ‘plus and minus’ method. The sequence identifies many of the features responsible for the production of the proteins of the nine known genes of the organism, including initiation and termination sites for the proteins and RNAs. Two pairs of genes are coded by the same region of DNA using different reading frames.” ~ Frederick Sanger
  62. “My own diagnosis of my problem is a simpler one. It’s that I share 50 per cent of my genome with a banana and 98 per cent with a chimpanzee. Banana’s don’t do psychological consistency. And the tiny part of us that’s different – the special Homo sapiens bit – is faulty. It doesn’t work. Sorry about that.” ~ Sebastian Faulks
  63. “To give us room to explore the varieties of mind and body into which our genome can evolve, one planet is not enough.” ~ Freeman Dyson

  64. “I’m fascinated with genetic science, and I have been for a very long time. I always look at science and technology because I think that the developments in my lifetime have been so remarkable – and we’re only at the tip of the iceberg with projects like decoding the human genome.” ~ Nick Rhodes
  65. “When I discover something about the human genome, I experience a sense of awe at the mystery of life, and say to myself, ‘Wow, only God knew before.’ It is a profoundly beautiful and moving sensation, which helps me appreciate God and makes science even more rewarding for me.” ~ Francis Collins

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