1. says

    My friends at the Institute for Systems Biology (in Seattle) started a seminar series entitled; “Who says women don’t take risks?” after Watson came to the ISB and shared his view that women are unable to think 3 dimensionally, take risks, or be entrepreneurs.

    The least we can do is take his genome apart.

  2. Christian Burnham says

    I think we should establish prize money for the first team to successfully breed a Venter/Watson hybrid.

  3. says

    If you go to wikipedia’s entry for James Watson, there’s a cute little box at the right of the page titled “DNA Pioneers” with the following linked names:

    William Astbury
    Oswald Avery
    Erwin Chargaff
    Max Delbrück
    Jerry Donohue
    Raymond Gosling
    Phoebus Levene
    Linus Pauling
    Sir John Randall
    Erwin Schrödinger
    Alec Stokes
    Herbert Wilson

    Rosalind Franklin’s name doesn’t appear, even though the same box with the same names appears on her wiki page.