Nobel's award-winning scientist James Watson has been removed by his honorary laboratory titles, which he once led after doubling racist comments.
Watson, who discovered DNA's double helix structure along with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin in the 1950s, said genes cause a difference in the IQ test between black and white in a recent PBS documentary "American Masters" : Decoding Watson. "
The leaders of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island said his comments were "reprehensible, not supported by science," in a statement.
This is not Watson's first controversial comment on race. He lost his position as chancellor at the laboratory in 2007 when he told the Sunday Times that he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all of our social policies are based on their intelligence being the same as ours while all testing doesn't say really. "
He added that, although he wanted everyone to be equal," people who have to deal with black employees do not find this. "
His comments in the documentary film "effectively reverse the written apology and withdrawal Dr. Watson made in 2007" Lab's statement read. As a result, the lab removed him from his titles by Chancellor Emeritus, Oliver R. Grace Professor Emeritus and Honorary Manager.
Watson became the first person to sell his Nobel Prize in 2014 as part of an attempt to restore his reputation, reported the New York Times.
His son Rufus told The Associated Press that his 90-year-old father is leaving home from a car accident in October and has "very minimal" awareness of his surroundings.
] "My father's statements will make him a bigot and discriminatory," he said. "They just represent his rather narrow interpretation of the genetic fate."
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