Robert McCredie May
(8 Jan 1936 - )
Australian ecologist and zoologist who was chief scientific advisor to the UK government (1995–2000), after which he was created a life peer, Baron May of Oxford.
Science Quotes by Robert McCredie May (1 quote)
We share half our genes with the banana. [After the announcement Jun 2000 that a working draft of the genetic sequence of humans had been completed by the Human Genome Project.]
— Robert McCredie May
Quoted in Andy Coglan and Nell Boyce, 'The End of the Beginning: The first draft of the human genome signals a new era for humanity', New Scientist (1 Jul 2000), 167 5.