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    I lived at home and I cycled every morning to the railway station to travel by train to Johannesburg followed by a walk to the University, carrying sandwiches for my lunch and returning in the evening the same way.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: travel  university 
     
    I completed the first three years of primary school in one year and was admitted to the local school the age of six directly into the fourth year, some two years younger than all my contemporaries.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: contemporary  age  school  year 
     
    In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge.
    — Sydney Brenner
    There was still food rationing in England and life was difficult all through my 2 year stay in Oxford.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: food  england  year 
     
    I also became interested in chemistry and gradually accumulated enough test tubes and other glassware to do chemical experiments, using small quantities of chemicals purchased from a pharmacy supply house.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: quantity 
     
    I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use to solve the genetic code.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: africa  school 
     
    The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: computer 
     
    Many have gone on to do important scientific work but all remember those wonderful times when we and our science were young and our excitement in meeting new challenges knew no bounds.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: time  work  young  challenge  gone  meeting 
     
    So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time, in the Cavendish, and that's when I saw that this was it. And in a flash you just knew that this was very fundamental.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: time  dna  fundamental 
     
    Living most of the time in a world created mostly in one's head, does not make for an easy passage in the real world.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: time  living  world  real 
     
    In my second year, after moving to the Medical School, I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology. I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: school  year 
     
    As was predicted at the beginning of the Human Genome Project, getting the sequence will be the easy part as only technical issues are involved. The hard part will be finding out what it means, because this poses intellectual problems of how to understand the participation of the genes in the functions of living cells.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: living  human  problem 
     
    Have you tried neuroxing papers? It.'s a very easy and cheap process. You hold the page in front of your eyes and you let it go through there into the brain. It's much better than xeroxing.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: process  eyes  brain 
     
    I think one of the things about creativity is not to be afraid of saying the wrong thing.
    — Sydney Brenner
    Innovation comes only from an assault on the unknown.
    — Sydney Brenner
    tags: innovation 
     
    Progress in science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, probably in that order.
    — Sydney Brenner
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