The US-American molecular biologist James Watson is regarded as a brilliant researcher. He has been placed with the discovery of the double helix model of DNA, he described together with Francis Crick, the Foundation for modern genetic engineering. But Watson also caused a scandal, as he expressed in the past racist.

Recently, the 90-Year-old had repeated his statements. And the honor of loses, therefore, the title of his previous academic home. On Long Island, New York-based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory indicated that the researchers of the title of Emeritus Chancellor, the honorary Trustee and an Emeritus Professor title were revoked. The research institution rejected Watson’s recent remarks on ethnicity and genetics as “objectionable” and “scientifically untenable”.

According to a BBC report, Watson brought in a TV recording at the beginning of January, earlier observations from the year 2007. He said that Blacks are because of their genes less intelligent than whites. The had cost him at the time, his Post as Chancellor of Cold Springs gave birth to him at the time of all other administrative tasks.


His latest remarks counter-checked now its time, written apology, Cold Springs. Therefore, the laboratory had known him the honorary title.

Watson, who had auctioned his Nobel prize medal in 2014, probably due to financial problems, announced that in 2007, the British “Sunday Times” Interview. In the interview he says that he can see the future of Africa is extremely pessimistic, because “all our social policies are based on the assumption that their intelligence is the same as ours – even though all the Tests say that this is really so”.

Watson is regarded as one of the discoverers of the molecular structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) – the carrier of genetic information of living organisms. In 1962, he received, together with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins the Nobel prize for medicine. According to the BBC, Watson is after a car accident is currently in a nursing home and takes his environment only to a very limited extent true.


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