After some 40 years with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, James Watson retired today. It would've been nice to see this end some other way. But what will always be remembered about his retirement is that it came on the heels of a PR disaster that even the man's Nobel Prize and history of cringe-worthy (but somehow always forgiven) statements couldn't dampen.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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