Tag: James Watson

Repeated Racist Remarks Prompt Lab To Cut Ties With James Watson, Scientist Who Co-Discovered DNA Double Helix

James Watson, the scientist who co-discovered double helix structure of the DNA, has made several controversial statements about gender and race. The laboratory he once led is now stripping him of his titles for his repeated racist remarks.

Feature | Science January 14, 2019

Nobel Laureate James Watson Stripped Of Several Honorary Titles

Dr. James Watson got into trouble once again after he had reiterated comments widely regarded as racist. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in which he once served as a president, severed ties with the DNA scientist.

January 12, 2019

Buyer of Watson's Nobel Medal Plans to Return It

Alisher Usmanov, the richest man in Russia, was the mystery buyer of James Watson's Nobel Prize medal, and now he is giving it back to the researcher - but why?

December 9, 2014

DNA Scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Auctioned for Nearly Record $4.8 Million

A Nobel Prize once awarded to James Watson has sold for almost $4.8 million. Why were many people calling for a boycott of the sale?

December 7, 2014

Nobel Prize Medal of James Watson Sets Auction Record at $4.8 Million

Nobel Prize gold medals make for great mementos but they're even better as collectors' items. James Watson's medal fetched a record $4.8 million in an auction.

December 5, 2014

James Watson Is Auctioning Off His Nobel Prize

James Watson, one of the people responsible for discovering the double helix in DNA, the basic building block of life, is auctioning off his Nobel prize this week through Christie's.

Internet Culture December 1, 2014

Want a Nobel? You Can Buy the Prize Won for Discovering DNA Structure

The 1962 Noble Prize for medicine is going up for auction in December. Why did James Watson donate the award?

November 26, 2014

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