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James Watson was at University College Cork in Ireland last week to give the inaugural talk at the Cork cancer research center, reports The Guardian's Science Blog. During his lecture, he lamented the slow progress toward a cure for cancer. "We should try and cure cancer now, not 10 to 20 years from now," Watson said.

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