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The genetic code does not, and cannot, specify the nature and position of every capillary in the body or every neuron in the brain. What it can do is describe the underlying fractal pattern which creates them.
— Academician Prokhor Zakharov - "Nonlinear Genetics", Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
To map the very stuff of life; to look into the genetic mirror and watch a million generations march past. That, friends, is both our curse and our proudest achievement. For it is in reaching to our beginnings that we begin to learn who we truly are.
— Academician Prokhor Zakharov - "Address to the Faculty", Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
DNA is not Lego bricks! You can't just rearrange the pieces and make it different!
— Linkara, JLA- Act of God Part 1
Naomi: We're talking about gene therapy here. [...] It's not like installing new software on a computer. You can't just stick a bunch of DNA in your system and instantly change your whole physiology.
Liquid: ...But Octopus-
Naomi: Is a freak of nature.