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James Watson


Molecular biologist who co-discovered the dual helix structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Nine years afterwards, in 1962, he gained the Nobel Award in Physiology or Medication for his groundbreaking work. He examined at the School of Chicago and Indiana School before signing up for the staff on the School of Cambridge’s Cavendish Lab in Britain, where he initial met his upcoming collaborator and friend Francis Crick. From 1988 and 1992, he was from the Country wide Institutes of Wellness, where he helped establish the Individual Genome Project, a global scientific research study with the purpose of mapping out the full total genes from the individual genome from both a physical and functional standpoint. He wedded Elizabeth Watson in 1968. He was inspired by fellow nobel laureate Madame Curie.

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Full Name James Watson
Date Of Birth April 6, 1928
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Profession Scientist
Education Indiana University, University of Chicago, Clare College, Cambridge, Horace Mann Grammar School, South Shore High School
Nationality American
Spouse Elizabeth Watson
Children Rufus Robert Watson, Duncan James Watson
Parents Jean Mitchell, James D. Watson
Siblings Elizabeth Jean Watson
Awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Copley Medal, Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Gairdner Foundation International Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences, Lomonosov Gold Medal, John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada, EMBO Membership, Foreign Member of the Royal Society
Nominations National Book Award for The Sciences
Movies Perfect Sense, Book of Blood, Bear With Me
Star Sign Aries

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Waterloo Road2013TV SeriesA & E Doctor
Bear with Me2013ShortFather
Perfect Sense2011Crying Bus Driver
Happy Hollidays2009TV SeriesGroom
Book of Blood2009Jimmy
River City2009TV SeriesAlain
Life of Riley2009TV SeriesBus Driver
My Family2007TV SeriesPoliceman
The Study of Bunkers & Mounds in a Temperate Climate (Relatively Speaking)2007ShortChris
Take 3 Girls2006Bouncer 1
A Woman in Winter2006Taxi driver
Summer Solstice2005TV MovieDominic
Red Rose2004Lewars
The Winter Warrior2003Fingal
The Bone Hunter2003Fingal
If Silence Should End2002ShortMalcolm
Prince William2002TV MovieSquiggy Clavell
The Hawk & the Dove2002Micheal
King Jamie and the Angel2002TV Mini-SeriesSoldier
Dune2000TV Mini-SeriesDuncan Idaho
Blind Date1999/IShortBrien
Ratcatcher1999Bus Driver
Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog1998TV SeriesTidgh
Before I Sleep1997ShortPatient
Biological Maintenance Department1997ShortJim (as Jimmy Watson)
Fair City1989TV SeriesDr. John McEwan



Push Hands2004Short executive producer
Luka2004Short producer
Martin2003/IShort producer
A Dublin Story2003Short executive producer
The Last2002Short producer



Warrior Women2003TV Series documentaryHugh de Lacy

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