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Father of DNA stripped of honorary titles after saying he still believes in link between race and intelligence

1 day ago   |   By National Post

Five years ago, James Watson, one of the fathers of DNA, tried to sell his Nobel Prize because people thought he was a racist.
Watson, who won the prize in 1962 for outlining the double-helix structure of DNA, wanted to offer penance for the comments that brought his reputation crashing down in 2007. That year, the scientist told Britain's Sunday Times that he was “gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because he believed African intelligence was genetically lower than that of Europeans. For years, Watson never lived the comments down, telling the Financial Times in 2014 that he believed...
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