NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — James Watson has been suspended as Chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory after he was quoted this week making racist comments against people of African ancestry.
 
Yesterday evening, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees “decided to suspend the administrative responsibilities” of Watson “pending further deliberation by the Board.”
 

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