Opinions from biologists

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Shinya Yamanka, Japanese stem cell researcher

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I think that the discoveries of antibiotics and vaccines have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life, making it possible to prevent contagious diseases.
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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society

I am very happy eating transgenic maize. Genetically modified foods can make a difference: adapted to drought or more nutrients in a crop such as Golden Rice, in which precursors of vitamin A are introduced and can help prevent childhood blindness.
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Richard Dawkins,

Children do need to be protected so that they can have a proper education and not be indoctrinated in whatever religion their parents happen to have been brought up in.
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Michael D. Purugganan, Biologist and former journalist

A lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding of how really dire the situation is in developing countries
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Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry

I’m not so sure we’re any more special than other scientists who have looked at the evidence involved, but we have considerably more visibility because of the prize. I think that this behooves us, that when we feel that science is not being listened to, that we speak out.
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Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

In our letter we call upon Greenpeace and like organizations to end their shameful campaign of propaganda and criminal destruction of crops improved by modern genetic technologies, such as GMOs.
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Aubrey de Grey, Gerontologist

Let's think hard now about the rights of thinking machines, so that well before recursive self-improvement arrives we can test our conclusions in the real world with machines that are only slightly aware of their goals. If, as I predict, we thereby discover that our best effort at such ethics fails utterly even at that early stage, maybe such work will cease.
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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society

disagrees Brexit
Quitting EU would harm British science
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John Sulston, British biologist and nobel laureate

disagrees Brexit
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Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

disagrees Brexit
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Tomas Lindahl, Swedish biologist

disagrees Brexit
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John Gurdon, Developmental biologist

disagrees Brexit
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Sydney Brenner, South african biologist, nobel prize in physiology or medicine 2002

disagrees Brexit
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Patricia Simpson, British biologist

disagrees Brexit
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Ron Laskey, British cell biologist

disagrees Brexit
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Brian Heap, British biologist

disagrees Brexit
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Barbara Pearse, English biologist

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Mariann Bienz, British biologist

disagrees Brexit
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David Baulcombe, British geneticist

disagrees Brexit
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Andrew Balmford, British biologist

disagrees Brexit
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Ewan Birney, English biologist and bioinformatician

disagrees Brexit
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Tom Blundell, British biochemist

disagrees Brexit
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Jonathan Eisen, Us evolutionary biologist

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Pardis Sabeti, Biologist

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Anne Wojcicki, An american biotech analyst, biologist, and businesswoman. co-founder of 23andme.

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Dan W. Reicher, American lawyer

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