But I think the profession of the professional scientist with a career structure will change. Because I think it may well be that doing biology will become like the old days of doing natural history, but with molecular tools. And I think we have to have some solution of that if we are to simply maintain the advance, because all of history shows that notwithstanding the great growth and professionalization of science, the number of important scientists has remained constant, roughly speaking, since the 17th century. So, the point is, as long as those people gravitate to the subject, that'll be fine."
- Sydney Brenner, Peoples Archive