True to form, James Watson didn't mince words at a recent lecture at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he said that the majority of cancer research is "irrelevant" and got into a verbal tussle with fellow Nobelist Roger Tsien.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Watson, in a talk about the role of oxidants in cancer and diabetes, questioned the utility of sequencing cancer genomes.

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