James Watson beside the sculpture The Double Helix by Brian King, at Trinity College Dublin, in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

The geneticist James Watson is one of the best-known scientists of the modern era. Why is it that his name will probably be one of the few to be kn(...)

Dr James Watson, at the unveiling of a sculpture, representing the double helix of DNA, at Trinity College, Dublin last year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Russian billionaire who paid $4.1 million at auction for James Watson’s Nobel Prize medal has decided to give it back to the scientist. The(...)

Shunned: James Watson. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/New York Times

An icon of science has done the unthinkable. The Nobel laureate James Watson, one of the two men who discovered the double-helix shape of DNA, has sol(...)

Christie’s auction house did not disclose the buyer of Nobel Prize awarded to James Watson.
Photo: Bloomberg

The Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to the US scientist and co-discoverer of DNA, James Watson, sold at auction on Thursday for more than $4.7 million,(...)

Prof James Watson, who jointly discovered the DNA double helix with Francis Crick, is to sell the Nobel medal he won in 1962. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the world’s best-known scientists is selling his Nobel Prize medal in a bid to allow him to “re-enter public life” after being shunned for the (...)

Professor John O’Keefe (above)  and Norwegian couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s internal positioning system, helping humans find their way and giving clues to how strokes and Alzheimer’s affect the brain. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A scientist who was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize is to receive an honorary doctorate from University College Cork later this year in recognitio(...)

It changed our world

Sixty years ago a pair of young and then little known scientists made a discovery that would change the world. Cambridge-based James Watson and(...)

Sequencing a single genome these days means analysing half a terabyte of data – very Big Data indeed

We’ve had a week of looking at the implications of “Big Data” here at The Irish Times , star(...)

29/4/2013. - NEWS -

Nobel Laureate
 & Co-Discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Prof. 
 James Watson, pictured at the opening of the Mater Hospitals 
 Oncology/Haematology Unit in Dublin on Monday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / T

Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES
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Many people take antioxidant products such as vitamins C and E or eat antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries. Doing so may, however, be cau(...)

The molecular double-helix structure of DNA

On this day 60 years ago a scientific-research paper was published that would change the world. James Watson and Francis Crick revealed the chemica(...)