15 Total Quotes

David Baltimore Quotes

Were we to go with 60 percent at NIH reviews, many of us scientists would be very uncomfortable with the quality.
David Baltimore
#Scientists

There is an increasing belief that we need to understand the structure better,
David Baltimore
#Belief

[Baltimore said his intention to retire as president of the Pasadena-based university was not prompted by any health problem, budget deficit or management disagreements, but rather a sense that he had accomplished his goals as an administrator.] Caltech is a wonderful place, the best place to do science I have ever seen, ... I will have done what I can do [as president], and it is time for somebody else to be thinking about it. I have a fairly extensive life in science and in business that I will pursue.
David Baltimore
#Health

you do have a certain responsibility to be a spokesman for the scientific community and to represent people.
David Baltimore
#Community

He was a very personally attractive, excited, and thoughtful guy who cared about a wide range of science. When I first heard there was a question about his work, it came as a very great surprise to me.
David Baltimore
#Science

I don't think people took it seriously because it was such an obviously unattainable goal. I was surprised, and I know lots of other people were surprised, that he chose a time so near, when we see it as a very difficult problem.
David Baltimore
#People

DOE is the sick bird in this lot, the Department of Energy, largely because the Republicans do not like the Department of Energy.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

I think they are looking for publicity and they are looking for a name for themselves.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

I think we can allow the therapeutic uses of nuclear transplant technology, which we call cloning, without running the danger of actually having live human beings born.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

The argument has been made in Congress that it is slippery slope if you allow therapeutic, what people people are calling therapeutic cloning, then you will get reproductive cloning.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

There are lots of other issues in policy including the stem cell issue.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

There is actually a fair amount of money being put behind science today.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

What does gene A do? What does gene B do? What does it do in different contexts? What's its importance? We know the answer to that for a very small number of genes, the ones that made themselves evident many years ago.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

When are we going to say cancer is cured? I'm not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist

When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain.
David Baltimore
#American Scientist