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  • So they started mapping the genomes of Icelanders, every single person, and were able to trace all kinds of diseases to their origins.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In a blink of pure fantasy, I suddenly saw myself walking away from Dell Duke’s grimy car with a tiny glass vial of her blood sample for genome sequencing.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The nucleus is the brains of the operation; inside every nucleus within each cell in your body, there’s an identical copy of your entire genome.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Every change we’ve made in the genome has been forced on us by law or necessity.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • That genome tells cells when to grow and divide and makes sure they do their jobs, whether that’s controlling your heartbeat or helping your brain understand the words on this page.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Scientists in laboratories throughout North America and Europe began fusing cells and using them to map genetic traits to specific chromosomes, creating a precursor to the human genome map we have today.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Once Axel infected HeLa cells with HIV, Rifkin said, they could infect other cells and expose lab researchers around the world to HIV, "thus increasing the virus’ host range and potentially leading to the further hazardous dissemination of the AIDS virus genome."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In the 1990s, scientists used stored tissue samples from a soldier who died in 1918 to re-create the virus’s genome and study why it was so deadly, with hopes of uncovering information about the current avian flu.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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