- Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks Gizmodo
- Noble prize-winning DNA pioneer James Watson, 90, is stripped of his honorary titles at lab Daily Mail
- Fall From Grace: DNA Helix Discoverer, Nobel Prize Winner Stripped of Honors Sputnik International
- Lab strips titles of genetic pioneer over race remarks Newsday
- DNA pioneer James Watson has final honours stripped amid racism row The Independent
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The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the laboratory deemed his recent remarks on race “reprehensible,” CNN reported this weekend.
James Watson, 90, shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering that DNA was a double helix. Now Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in New York, has removed his titles over remarks he made about race.
Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson, who helped discover the stranded double-helix of DNA, has had several honorary titles stripped from him by the laboratory in which he worked after making non-scientific, racist assertions, including those detailed in a new documentary film.
Eminent geneticist James Watson has had the last of his honorary titles stripped from him after doubling down on controversial statements about race and intelligence.