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"In 15 years we'll have all the sequence, a list of the genes everyone has in common and those that differ among people. We know only something like a tenth of 1 percent of the sequence at the moment." Walter Gilbert
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"The really fascinating thing about research is the new science, but to get to it, you have to get past that first level." Walter Gilbert
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"We haven't been able yet to determine in terms of genes what makes a human being a human and not another mammal." Walter Gilbert
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"Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust. It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself." Walter Gilbert
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"Why do we do basic research? To learn about ourselves." Walter Gilbert
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"It's easier to change what you do than people think it is. If you don't change, your field changes around you." Walter Gilbert
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"This last discovery illuminated the mechanism of protein synthesis: the protein chain is transferred in turn from one amino-acid-bearing transfer RNA to another as it grows, their order dictated by messenger RNA and ultimately by the genetic code on the DNA." Walter Gilbert
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"With everything I do, I am well advised to repeat the experiment I'm starting from." Walter Gilbert
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"Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of the community of science is that it tends to move into preformed establishment modes that say this is the only way of doing science, the only valid view." Walter Gilbert
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"The best project is one that asks a novel question." Walter Gilbert
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"The interaction of the variation in our genes is what's responsible for lots of our attributes and vigor." Walter Gilbert
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"We can learn about the pattern of evolution by looking at the structure of genes and comparing the structure of proteins." Walter Gilbert
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"Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of other animals and bacteria, to this great chain of being." Walter Gilbert
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"We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us." Walter Gilbert
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"I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background." Walter Gilbert
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"To construct something as complicated as our bodies, we turn on different genes in muscles, skin, and so on to structure them." Walter Gilbert
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"The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought." Walter Gilbert
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"The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution, the product of our biological inheritance." Walter Gilbert
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"By asking a novel question that you don't know the answer to, you discover whether you can formulate a way of finding the answer, and you stretch your own mind, and very often you learn something new." Walter Gilbert
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"Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant." Walter Gilbert
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"Today we try to identify a gene and then study its properties." Walter Gilbert
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