"Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology."
"Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies."
"It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space... we're doing such exciting research. And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research, but as a physician the life science research that we're doing is extremely exciting."
"What's different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That's what makes it both powerful and exciting."
"It may be that everything the life science companies are telling us will turn out to be right, and there's no problem here whatsoever. That defies logic."