- NAME: James D. Watson
- OCCUPATION: Academic, Biologist, Geneticist, Zoologist
- BIRTH DATE: April 06, 1928 (Age: 85)
- EDUCATION: University of Chicago, Indiana University, Horace Mann Grammar School, South Shore High School, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
- Full Name: James Dewey Watson
- AKA: James Watson
- AKA: James D. Watson
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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James D. Watson is a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist and researcher credited with co-discovering the double-helix structure of DNA.
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These were not the first statements Watson had ever made to raise eyebrows, but they forced him to resign from Cold Spring Harbor. Soon after, he formally announced his retirement.
Over the course of his long career, James D. Watson has been honored numerous times, taking home the John Collins Warren Prize of the Massachusetts General Hospital (1959, with Crick), the Lasker Award (1960, with Crick and Maurice Wilkins) and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1962, with Crick and Wilkins),
among others. Additionally, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the Danish Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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