- Men will not be content to manufacture life: they will want to improve on it.
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1929) 1901–71 Irish-born physicist:
- 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.
A Many-coloured Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2007) 1923– British-born American physicist:
- Students accept astonishing things happening in human genetics without turning a hair but worry about GM soya beans.
Times Higher Education Supplement 27 August 1999 1944– English geneticist: in
- Genetic control will be the weapon of the future.
Art and Lies (1994) 1959– English novelist and critic: