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#1. To write, I think one must sit in one place and be bored. Boredom is a very good state for writers to be. Things cook away in your head when you're bored, and suddenly one day, you have a book or a germ of a book. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#2. Low fiber, red meat rich diets increase the risks of colon cancer, and obesity is linked to breast cancer, but much more about these links remain unknown, especially in molecular terms. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#3. We know cancer is caused ultimately via a link between the environment and genes. There are genes inside cells that tell cells to grow and the same genes tell cells to stop growing. When you deregulate these genes, you unleash cancer. Now, what disrupts these genes? Mutations. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#4. Where, in Heaven's name, could anyone even be alone in Calcutta? What hanky-panky business, in my mother's words, could go on? Everyone knew the rules and the rules stated caste and community narrowed the range of intimate contact. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#5. One day, I had a patient who was going through chemotherapy who came to me and said, 'I'm going to go on with what I'm doing, but I need you to tell me what it is that I'm fighting.' - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#6. Work defines our lives and our place in the world. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#7. In China, lung cancer is already a leading cause of death attributable to smoking in men. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#8. This is the hope the Maoists offered, the hope of dark clouds gathering over parched, fractured soil; it could rain or it could not, but they brought something new into their lives: possibility. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#9. The discipline of medicine concerns the manipulation of knowledge under uncertainty. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#10. There will be no equity without solidarity. There will be no justice without a social movement. - Author: Joia Mukherjee
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#11. Remember that what seems zeitgeisty today is the cause of tomorrow's bafflement or, worse, ridicule. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#12. Each of us knows a few or several young people whose lives have been devastated by cancer. I don't mean to be nihilistic about it, but it is very much an active killer of people now. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#13. The chances in some cases are infinitesimal, but the potential is still there. This is about all that patients need to know and it is about all that patients want to know. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#14. I had seen cancer at a more cellular level as a researcher. The first time I entered the cancer ward, my first instinct was to withdraw from what was going on - the complexity, the death. It was a very bleak time. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#15. Indeed, cancer's emergence in the world is the product of a double negative: it becomes common only when all other killers themselves have been killed. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#16. A rainbow looks good because the colours demonstrate restrain. Otherwise it would be an ugly blob. - Author: Arindam Mukherjee
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#17. I feel that when the reforms in UN take place and the Security Council will be expanded in the permanent membership category, India will have a place, I hope so, but first it is to be expanded. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#18. I'm very moved by chaos theory, and that sense of energy. That quantum physics. We don't really, in Hindu tradition, have a father figure of a God. It's about cosmic energy, a little spark of which is inside every individual as the soul. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#19. Most of the selected essays share a common thread: They describe how science happens. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#20. 1945-1990 - Russophobia
1990-2015 - Islamophobia
2015- ?? - Russophobia AND Islamophobia.
Isnt it time the MI Complex created a new bogey-man? - Author: Arindam Mukherjee
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#21. Great science emerges out of great contradiction. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#22. The trick to my writing, it turned out, was doing so exclusively in bed. The minute I even dared to discipline myself and write at the desk, I produced mounds of nonsense. Yet, sitting in bed, I wrote easily, effortlessly, fluidly. I became the master of perfect indiscipline. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#23. It is an old complaint about the practice of medicine that it inures you to the idea of death. But when medicine inures you to the idea of life, to survival, then it has failed utterly. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#24. When they reach what Sona assumes to be Ashish Roy's room, he notices that a hurricane lamp has been placed aleady on a wooden stool. It casts more shadows than it illuminates. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#25. It is hard to look at the tumor and not come away with the feeling that one has encountered a powerful monster in its infancy - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#26. Natures and features last until the grave - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#27. There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#28. The world is divided between those who stay and those who leave. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#29. This book is the story of the birth, growth, and future of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in the history of science: - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#30. Three profoundly destabilizing scientific ideas ricochet through the twentieth century, trisecting it into three unequal parts: the atom, the byte, the gene. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#31. In God we trust. All others [must] have data. - Bernard Fisher - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#32. Some cancers are curable, while others are highly incurable. The spectrum is enormous. Metastatic pancreatic cancer is a highly incurable disease, whereas some leukemia forms are very curable. There is a big difference between one form and another. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#33. all this immorality and opportunism, this was what characterised them, not altruism, as the stories they had spun would have you believe. But then, this is a world whose running fuel is anecdotes and stories, he reminds himself. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#34. A patient, long before he becomes the subject of medical scrutiny, is, at first, simply a storyteller, a narrator of suffering - - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#35. Lung cancer incidence in men increased dramatically in the 1950s as a result of an increase in cigarette smoking during the early twentieth century. In women, a cohort that began to smoke in the 1950s, lung cancer incidence has yet to reach its peak. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#36. The very effect of X-rays killing rapidly dividing cells - DNA damage - also created cancer-causing mutations in genes. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#37. And this was to save rats, right? Or mice? You spent all this money to save mice the problem of developing tumors? - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#38. Every generation of cancer cells creates a small number of cells that is genetically different from its parents. When a chemotherapeutic drug or the immune system attacks cancer, mutant clones that can resist the attack grow out. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#39. It is not what you have," as a certain Brazilian samba instructor once told me, "it is what you do with it. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#40. Growing up in an old-fashioned Bengali Hindu family and going to a convent school run by stern Irish nuns, I was brought up to revere rules. Without rules, there was only anarchy. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#41. We are all equal children before our mother; and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#42. A positive attitude does not cure cancer, any more than a negative one causes it. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#43. Is there something I can do to kill the cancer germ? Can the rooms be fumigated ... ? Should I give up my lease and move out? - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#44. I am an American, not an Asian-American. My rejection of hyphenation has been called race treachery, but it is really a demand that America deliver the promises of its dream to all its citizens equally. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#45. This was yet another colonial fascination: to create the conditions of misery in a population, then subject it to social or medical experimentation. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#46. A Pap smear would give a woman a chance to receive preventive care [and] greatly decrease the likelihood of her ever developing cancer. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#47. The Naxalite revolution - an ultra-left Maoist movement - in Bengal, and elsewhere in India, in the late 1960s provides one strand of 'The Lives of Others.' - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#48. It's making life important, making a single life important, rather than having a prescription for the global ills which afflict us. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#49. Unlike other diseases, the vulnerability to cancer lies in ourselves. We always thought of disease as exogenous, but research into cancer has turned that idea on its head - as long as we live, grow, age, there will be cancer. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#50. Within minutes a small crowd had gathered: what could be more interesting than other people's lives? - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#51. The gene that enables birds to learn songs can become cancer-causing. There is no normal physiological process that can't be bastardized by the disease. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#52. Trickle-down theories do not address the legitimate aspirations of the poor. We must lift those at the bottom so that poverty is erased from the dictionary of modern India. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#53. I left Delhi in 1989 and remember very little of how life used to be then. Increasingly, in my recent visits to Delhi, I've started to realize that the city has become intellectually very lively. It makes me want to discover the city over and over again. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#54. So Sona does what he has perfected: he becomes two persons, an outer one that goes through the motions required of him, and an inner one that is the true, pure he. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#55. [On her writing agenda:] Make the familiar exotic; the exotic familiar. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#56. It was a Rube Goldberg disease. A change in the sequence of a gene caused the change in the sequence of a protein; that warped its shape; that shrank a cell; that clogged a vein; that jammed the flow; that racked the body (that genes built). - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#57. In Hindu societies, especially overprotected patriarchal families like mine, daughters are not at all desirable. They are trouble. And a mother who, as mine did, has three daughters, no sons, is supposed to go and hang herself, kill herself, because it is such an unlucky kind of motherhood to have. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#58. We may have to learn to live with cancer rather than die of it. It means a big change in our mindset and how we do research. We haven't quite reached there yet. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#59. I am a scientist and I am a physician. So I write papers. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#60. It is one thing to try to understand how genes influence human identity or sexuality or temperament. It is quite another thing to imagine altering identity or sexuality or behavior by altering genes. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#61. I grew up in financially straitened circumstances and meat, which was expensive, was a rare thing at mealtimes. We ate meat about once a month, if that. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#62. In any restaurant, my eyes alight first, as if by an atavistic pull, on the meat dishes on the menu. In any dinner party I throw, I think of the non-vegetarian dish as central. I view this as a combination of weakness, greed and moral failure. Someone please help. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#63. Pierre and Marie (then Maria Sklodowska, a penniless Polish immigrant living in a garret in Paris) had met at the Sorbonne and been drawn to each other because of a common interest in magnetism. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#64. Cancer is not a concentration camp, but it shares the quality of annihilation: it negates the possibility of life outside and beyond itself; it subsumes all living. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#65. In 2004, a rash of early scientific reports suggested that cell phones, which produce radio frequency energy, might cause a fatal form of brain cancer called a glioma. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#66. As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#67. Most discoveries even today are a combination of serendipity and of searching. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#68. The dinosaurs who studied dinosaurs would soon become extinct in their own right. Watson - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#69. The approach required more persistence than imagination, but it produced remarkable results. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#70. Life, like that water droplet, is everlasting and imperishable. There is only a transition, never an end ! - Author: Rajib Mukherjee
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#71. Second, proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes typically lie at the hubs of cellular signaling pathways. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#72. Our federal Constitution embodies the idea of modern India: it defines not only India but also modernity. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#73. If we, as a species, are the ultimate product of Darwinian selection, then so, too, is this incredible disease that lurks inside us. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#74. Of course, running a coalition government in a country like India is a difficult task. More so when Congress leads the coalition, since most of the political parties were anti-Congress. To have a coalition, to run a coalition government, you require a lot of adjustments, a lot of flexibility. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#75. That more than 90 per cent of the Indian population should continue to be illiterate even after 175 years of British rule in this country is an intolerable situation which calls for immediate action. - Author: Syama Prasad Mukherjee
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#76. Cancer changes your life," a patient wrote after her mastectomy. "It alters your habits. ... Everything becomes magnified. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#77. Normal cells are identically normal; malignant cells become unhappily malignant in unique ways. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#78. Bill by bill, and letter by letter, his scientific imagination was slowly choked by administrative work. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#79. Cancer is not just a dividing cell. It's a complex disease: It invades, it metastasizes, it evades the immune system. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#80. Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look right'. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#81. The search for a way to eradicate this scourge ... is left to incidental dabbling and uncoordinated research. - The Washington Post, 1946 - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#82. Our ability to read out this sequence of our own genome has the makings of a philosophical paradox. Can an intelligent being comprehend the instructions to make itself? - John Sulston Scholars - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#83. In the late 1940s, Saunders had tended to a Jewish refugee from Warsaw dying of cancer in London. The man had left Saunders his life savings - £500 - with a desire to be "a window in [her] home."577 - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#84. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells - cancer in one of its most explosive, violent incarnations. As one nurse on the wards often liked to remind her patients, with this disease even a paper cut is an emergency. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#85. In other words, my literary agenda begins by acknowledging that America has transformed me. It does not end until I show how I (and the hundreds of thousands like me) have transformed America. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#86. My mother's rules had to do with feminine deportment, so I never played hard enough to break a toy or muddy my dress. My father's rules had to do with never shaming the family by even a hint of scandal, and not providing business rivals with an opportunity to kidnap me or throw acid in my face. - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#87. If the rise of European colonisation began in 18th century India, then the rallying cry of 'Jai Hind!' also signalled its end in 1947. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#88. Cancer, perhaps, is an ultimate perversion of genetics - a genome that becomes pathologically obsessed with replicating itself. The - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#89. Gliomas appeared on the same side of the brain that the phone was predominantly held, further tightening the link. An avalanche of panic ensued in the media. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#90. The government of India and the government of Jammu and Kashmir are determined to ensure that every Kashmiri lives with dignity having equal rights and equal opportunities. - Author: Pranab Mukherjee
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#91. It turns out that the very genes that turn on in cancer cells perform vital functions in normal cells. In other words, the very genes that allow our embryos to grow or our brains to grow, our bodies to grow, if you mutate them, if you distort them, then you unleash cancer. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#92. Innocence is a pretty dangerous thing, you know. Revisit Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot' or, for that matter, Greene's 'The Quiet American' to find out how destructive it can be. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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#93. In Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, the Red Queen tells Alice that the world keeps shifting so quickly under her feet that she has to keep running just to keep her position. This is our predicament with cancer: we are forced to keep running merely to keep still. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#94. Cancer is not one disease but many diseases. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#95. BRCA-1, a gene that strongly predisposes humans to breast and ovarian cancer. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#96. What was the duty of the teacher if not to inspire? - Author: Bharati Mukherjee
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#97. There is a duality in recognising what an incredible disease it is - in terms of its origin, that it emerges out of a normal cell. It's a reminder of what a wonderful thing a normal cell is. In a very cold, scientific sense, I think a cancer cell is a kind of biological marvel. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#98. An Irish surgeon, Denis Burkitt, discovered an aggressive form of lymphoma - now called Burkitt's lymphoma - - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#99. What we do in the laboratory is we try to design drugs that will not just eradicate cancer cells but will eradicate their homes. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#100. One writes what one can, or has to, write. - Author: Neel Mukherjee
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