Short Reads

Premium

It was a sad finale to a brilliant career. James Watson, whose reputation for saying shocking things was second only to his reputation as a Nobel Prize winner, retired late last year from his position as chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory after making a series of inflammatory comments about black people being genetically inferior. Watson’s ongoing book tour was abruptly canceled, and Cold Spring Harbor’s board of trustees suspended him for the remarks. Days later, Watson announced his retirement from the institution where he had worked for more than 40 years.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

GenomeWeb Premium gives you:
✔ Full site access
✔ Interest-based email alerts
✔ Access to archives

Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.