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DNA Discoverer's Letter To Be Auctioned Off
2013-03-25 05:26:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A handwritten letter sent from one of the scientists responsible for discovering the structure of DNA will be auctioned off next month in New York City, according to various media reports. In the letter, which was written on March 19, 1953, British molecular biologist and biophysicist Francis Crick explains to his then-12-year-old son Michael how he and colleague James Watson were able to create a model for the genetic...

2013-01-14 23:00:13

The CBCD agrees with DNA Pioneer Dr. Watson. More risks need to be taken in cancer research. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) has learned that DNA pioneer and Nobel Prize winner, James Watson recently published a scathing article against America´s cancer research establishment. His paper was published in the journal, Open Biology and in it, he argued that the $100 million U.S. project to determine the DNA changes that drive...

DNA Discoverer James Watson Criticizes Current Cancer Research
2013-01-10 05:06:24

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just one day after a comprehensive national report was released essentially stating that the U.S. is dragging its feet in the fight against cancer, one of the twentieth century´s most renowned scientists has launched a scathing critique against the status quo in current cancer research. In a paper published Tuesday in the prestigious journal Open Biology, Professor James Watson — the American scientist who in 1953...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

Northwest Computer Support announces merger with DP Northwest, in the greater Portland area. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 James Watson, CEO of Northwest Computer Support and Jeff Chase, CEO of DP Northwest, announced today the merger between the two companies is complete. This merger will allow the two companies to expand their reach in the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Computer Support is proud to merge with an organization that prides itself on service and personal...

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2011-01-28 09:45:07

DNA, that marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine reveals. On rare occasions, its building blocks "rock and roll," deforming the familiar double helix into a different shape. "We show that the simple DNA double helix exists in an alternative form"”for one percent of the time"”and that this alternative form is functional," said Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, who is the Robert L. Kuczkowski...

2010-04-27 16:45:00

GUILFORD, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ion Torrent today announced the winners of the Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM(TM)) Sequencer Grants. These grants were given in honor of the pioneering work of Drs. James Watson and Gordon Moore, which inspired the creation of the Ion Torrent(TM) semiconductor sequencing technology. This April marks the 57th anniversary of the publication of the double helix structure of DNA and the 45th anniversary of the publication of...

2008-09-13 09:00:18

By DALE QUINN Companies asking workers to share burden The skyrocketing cost of health care is increasing conflict between employers and unions, and as costs continue to rise, the tensions likely will too. Over the next year, health-care costs are expected to rise more than 10 percent, according to a survey of insurers by Aon Consulting Worldwide. That's the smallest increase the consulting firm has seen in the past six years. As a result of such soaring costs, employers have been...

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Dahm, Ralf Few remember the man who discovered the "molecule of life" three- quarters of a century before Watson and Crick revealed its structure On February 26, 1869, in the old university town of Tubingen in southwest Germany, the young Swiss doctor Friedrich Miescher, who had settled there only a few months earlier, completed a letter to his uncle in which he described a momentous discovery. He had found a substance that he was certain resided in the cell nucleus and which differed in...

2007-10-25 10:00:49

NEW YORK (AP) - James Watson, the Nobel laureate who sparked an international furor last week with comments about intelligence levels among blacks, has retired from his post at a prestigious research institution. Watson, 79, and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York announced his departure Thursday. Watson was chancellor of the institution, and his retirement was effective immediately. Watson was widely condemned last week for remarks he made in the Sunday Times Magazine of London on...

2007-10-24 20:13:40

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A prominent scientist whose remarks about the intelligence levels of blacks prompted international furor has canceled an appearance next month in Louisville. James Watson, 79, told Kentucky Author Forum officials on Monday it would be best to cancel, The Courier-Journal reported Tuesday. An Oct. 14 Times of London Magazine article quoted the comments. In the article, the 79-year-old Nobel Prize winner said he was "inherently gloomy" about Africa because "all our social...


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