The American Nobel laureate James Watson loses site of the title of honour of his former research. In a television documentary that was broadcast at the beginning of the month, had expressed the ninety-year-old molecular biologist for the umpteenth time, racist. He reiterated his statement from the year 2007, that dark-skinned people due to their genetic predisposition is less intelligent than light-skinned.
the President of The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island in the U.S. state of New York, called the Remarks "objectionable" and "scientifically untenable". As a consequence, the Institute Watson has known already last Friday, the title of Emeritus Chancellor, honor, loyalty merchant, and Emeritus Professor.
Watson was for decades the Director of the research institution in Cold Spring Harbor. Its graduate school of biology is named after him. However, he was released already in 2007, from any academic responsibility. In an Interview with the British newspaper The Sunday Times he had prophesied the African continent with a bleak future, and this alleged cognitive Differences are the reasons.
After Watson had lost his employment, he apologized officially for these Statements. His position as Chancellor, he received the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory awarded him the now lost honor title. The former repentance had revised Watson with his appearance in the documentary "American Masters: Decoding Watson," however, as the Institute in its press release of 11. January explains.
in need of money, he sold his Nobel prize
Watson is considered a pioneer of genetics. In 1953, he discovered, together with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin, the structure of DNA, the molecule that stores the genetic information of all living things. For this, Crick and Watson in 1962 received the Nobel prize for medicine. With other researchers, initiated Watson, the Human Genome Project, which started in the nineties to the complete decoding of the human genome. He has been awarded numerous scientific prizes. The Time Magazine selected him in 1999, along with Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud to be one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Century.
Racist Comments led to the research world distanced increasingly from Watson. He, himself, would feel "ostracized", as he explained 2014. As the first of the Nobel laureate live he price of the auction at the time of his Nobel prize medal for 4.8 million US dollars, as the news channel, the BBC reported. The scientists did so at his predicament hints, and in addition, he was in need of money.
According to the BBC Watson is currently in medical care. He is recovering from a road accident, and take little from its environment. The television broadcast of the public channel PBS was added according to the New York Times in June 2018.