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 Carol Greider - “We thought there might be some relationship between telomerase, telomere length and the survival of stem cells, but it was really exciting to see it.”
 William Greider - “Everyone's values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others”
 William Greider - “If one benefits tangibly from the exploitation of others who are weak, is one morally implicated in their predicament Or are basic rights of human existence confined to the civilized societies that are wealthy enough to afford them Our values are defined by what we will tolerate when it is done to others.”
 Carol Greider - “Normal levels of telomerase didn't lengthen short telomeres in our mice, so the longer the telomeres are to start with, the longer transplanted stem cells will be able to divide and the more likely the transplant is to succeed.”
 William Greider - “The juggernaut -- the best and biggest military force in the world -- lumbers on, doing what it knows how to do best. It is unwilling to rethink its future, unable to let go of the past. Like the shark, it must keep feeding, only now it is feeding on itself.”
 Carol Greider - “If you were to search for the genetic mutation behind this mouse's disease, you wouldn't find it there isn't one. These mice develop disease only because their telomeres are short, and having telomerase doesn't lengthen them right away.”
 Carol Greider - “These offspring have what we have called 'occult' genetic disease -- their genetic make-up is perfectly normal, but they still have the physical problems of their parents. This phenomenon could complicate the hunt for disease genes.”
 William Greider - “The US financial position is rapidly deteriorating, due mainly to America's persistent and growing trade deficit. US ambitions to run the world, in other words, are heavily mortgaged. Like any debtor who borrows more year after year with no plausible way to reverse the trend, a nation sinking deeper into debt enters into an adverse power relationship with its creditors -- greater and greater dependency.”
 Carol Greider - “We know it only takes one critically short telomere to make a cell die, so it's clear that the more really short telomeres a person has the faster problems will develop.”
 William Greider - “Modern Americans are remarkably capable people, skillful and inventive in many ways, but they are not so good at talking to one another across their vast differences of social class and economic status.”
 William Greider - “The great, unreported story in globalization is about power, not ideology. It's about how finance and business regularly, continuously insert their own self-interested deals and exceptions into rules and agreements that are then announced to the public as free trade.”
 William Greider - “While Washington focused obsessively on war with Iraq, it seemed to forget for the moment that the global economy remains wounded and groaning.”
 William Greider - “The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector.”
 William Greider - “The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.”
 William Greider - “The point is, the political reporters are the ones who no longer understand the ritual they are covering. They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.”
 William Greider - “The global economy has largely disappeared from political discussions in recent months as national leaders preoccupied themselves with warmaking.”
 William Greider - “The far more threatening problem is elsewhere - shrinking pensions, collapsed personal savings and soaring costs for health insurance.”
 William Greider - “The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind.”
 William Greider - “The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned.”
 William Greider - “The Democrats should concentrate instead on how to spend money - lots of it - in smart, socially useful ways that help struggling wage earners.”
 William Greider - “The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes.”
 William Greider - “Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes could not afford such savings rates, and even diligent savings from their low wages would not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare.”
 William Greider - “Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe in the possibilities for genuine democracy.”
 William Greider - “Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington.”
 William Greider - “In this country you can say aloud or publish just about anything you like.”

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