"What if I told you the human body not only housed an individual's memories, but the memories of his ancestors as well? Genetic memory, if you will. Migration, hibernation, reproduction... how do animals know when and where to go? What to do? [...] These creatures hold the knowledge absent the first-hand experience. I've spent the last thirty years trying to understand why. Our DNA functions as an archive. It contains not only genetic instructions passed down from previous generations, but memories as well. The memories of our ancestors."
— Warren Vidic, Assassin's Creed I