December 2007

16 Dec 2007 07:48 am

Dr. James Watson is Himself Part Black & Asian…

Dr. James D WatsonWhy is it so interesting? Dr. James Watson is a famous American molecular biologist and a Nobel Laureate, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. He recently provoked a furious public outcry by claiming black Africans were less intelligent than whites. It is very likely he had an African great grand-parent.

Dr Watson was forced to resign his post as head of a research laboratory in New York shortly after questioning the comparative intelligence of Africans. In an interview during his recent British book tour, Dr. Watson said he was “inherently gloomy about the prospects for Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really”.
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16 Dec 2007 12:04 am

$262 Million Funding for Stem Cell Studies in California; 5 Finalists

Five Bay Area research institutions are finalists for a share of $262 million in state grants from California’s stem-cell agency to build and equip new laboratories.

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15 Dec 2007 11:58 pm

Stem Cells From Liposuctioned Fat Fixes Breast Defects

Japanese doctors, for the first time in the world, have used stem cells from liposuctioned fat to fix breast defects in women who had cancerous lumps removed from breasts. It may also be a way to augment healthy breasts without using artificial implants, potentially a dream come true for millions of women worldwide.

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