Noble prize-winning DNA pioneer James Watson, 90, is stripped of his honorary titles at lab

Mail Online | 1/13/2019 | Bryony Jewell For Mailonline
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A Noble prize-winning scientist has been stripped of his honorary titles at a lab after doubling down on his 'reprehensible' views on intelligence and race.

James Watson, 90, who shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering that DNA was a double helix, lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views.

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On Friday January 11 he was stripped of several honorary titles by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in New York, which he once headed.

The lab said it was reacting to Mr Watson's remarks in a television documentary aired earlier this month.

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In the film, Watson said his views about intelligence and race had not changed since 2007, when he told a magazine that he was 'inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa' because 'all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - where all the testing says not really.'

In the 2007 interview, Watson said that while he hopes everyone is equal, 'people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.'

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In this month's documentary, he said genes cause a difference on average between black people and white people on IQ tests.

The laboratory, calling the latest remarks 'reprehensible' and 'unsupported...
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