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date: 17 October 2021


  1. Men will not be content to manufacture life: they will want to improve on it.
    J. D. Bernal 1901–71 Irish-born physicist: The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1929)
  2. I see a bright future for the biotechnology industry when it follows the path of the computer industry, the path that von Neumann failed to foresee, becoming small and domesticated rather than big and centralized.
    Freeman Dyson 1923–  British-born American physicist: A Many-coloured Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2007)
  3. Students accept astonishing things happening in human genetics without turning a hair but worry about GM soya beans.
    Steve Jones 1944–  English geneticist: in Times Higher Education Supplement 27 August 1999
  4. Genetic control will be the weapon of the future.
    Jeanette Winterson 1959–  English novelist and critic: Art and Lies (1994)