Watson, DNA Discoverer, Retires After Race Remark

Via Bloomberg:

James Watson, winner of the Nobel Prize as co-discoverer of DNA’s molecular structure, said he plans to retire immediately as chancellor of New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory amid a controversy over racial remarks.
The lab suspended Watson from his position earlier this month after he questioned the intelligence of Africans during a book tour. Watson announced his decision to retire in an e-mail, which said he would also leave the lab’s board.

I’ve blogged about Watson before.