DNA pioneer stripped of honors over ‘reprehensible’ race comments
14 January, 2019, 16:12 | Author: Darnell Taylor
In response, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in NY, where Watson has held numerous leadership roles over almost four decades, "unequivocally [rejected]" the 90-year-old scientists' "unsubstantiated and reckless" comments.
Watson, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, had apologised after making similar comments to a British newspaper in 2007.
Dr Watson became Cold Spring Harbor's director in 1968, its president in 1994 and chancellor a decade later.
"Dr. Watson's statements are reprehensible, unsupported by science, and in no way represent the views of (the laboratory), its trustees, faculty, staff or students. The Laboratory condemns the misuse of science to justify prejudice", the laboratory said in a Friday (Jan 11) statement before revoking three titles - chancellor emeritus, Oliver R. Grace Professor Emeritus, and honorary trustee soon afterwards.
At the time, Watson told a magazine that he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" as "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - where all the testing says not really", cited by News.sky.com.
James Watson shared a 1962 Nobel Prize with collaborator Francis Crick and scientist Maurice Wilkins for discovering in 1953 that DNA was a double helix, shaped like a long, gently twisting ladder. And there's a difference on the average between blacks and whites on IQ tests.
Area Leading To Where Jayme Closs Escaped Now Open
For the past couple of months the community of Barron and beyond has been praying for a safe return of 13-year-old Jayme Closs. Police officers arrested 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson minutes later based on Jayme's description of his vehicle.
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The film is written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the production banner of RSVP Movies. Yesterday, we saw the release of two highly awaited films - The Accidental Prime Minister and URI: The Surgical Strike .
Watson apologized at the time but in a recent documentary he said his views have not changed. He also suggested in 2000 that there might be a link between a person's weight and ambition, and between an individual's skin color and sexual prowess, Gizmodo reports.
He and British biologist Dr Crick were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962 for their discovery nine years earlier of the double helix structure of DNA, the molecules that carry all the genetic information determining how we grow, function and reproduce.
Usmanov said Watson was "delighted" to get his Nobel back.
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Nearly half of the State Department employees in the USA and about one-quarter overseas have been furloughed during the shutdown. Radha Muthiah, head of Capital Area Food Bank, said dozens of volunteers were working to pack bags of food for affected staff.
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They even went 11-5 in 2008, when he missed nearly the entire season after suffering a first-week knee injury. The dominant performance helped New England reach its eighth straight AFC Conference Championship Game .
Iran's air force said in a statement that the fate of the crew, including their possible 'martyrdom, ' is under investigation. Conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek.
James Kuffel, the township's lone constable, said he knows nearly everyone in the area but has never encountered the Pattersons. Investigators have said Patterson's goal was to kidnap Closs, but he appears to have no connection to the family.
As fans know all too well, before this, it was the younger of the Jenner sisters who had the most liked post on Instagram . As of Sunday, the picture had almost 18.2 million likes from Jenner's more than 123 million Instagram followers.
The company says it will abide by Europe's stronger privacy rules, which took effect in May, regardless of where a customer lives. Amazon has bought home security startup Ring for a reported £700 million ($1 billion).
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova breezes to 1st-round win
Open champion Sloane Stephens, No. 11 Aryna Sabalenka, No. 19 Caroline Garcia, No. 29 Donna Vekic and No. 31 Petra Martic. Isner went up a break in the fourth set and served to force a fifth while ahead 5-4. "It's very special to be back".
Guardiola: If De Bruyne has a problem, he knows where I am
Although Fernandinho will be 34 by the end of the season Guardiola said City do not now have the finance to buy a replacement. He has incredible relationship with the Brazilian guys, like Danilo, Fernandinho, Bernardo, many, many players here.
Matt Kuchar leads Sony Open by two shots after 54 holes
His 64-65 weekend gave him a tie for seventh, and he now heads off to Singapore with hopes of earning a spot in the British Open. It's the second win of the season for Kuchar, who also won at Mayakoba in the fall, and the ninth of his PGA Tour career.