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More praise for IQ2 US

In the Presence of Greatness with Dr. James Watson

By IQ2US Staff — February 14, 2013

Last night, we were honored to be in the company of Nobel Laureate Dr. James Watson, who attended our debate Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies.


Dr. Watson is perhaps best known as a co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953, for which he was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Watson also wrote the high school biology textbook, The Molecular Biology of the Gene, sound familiar?

Dr. Watson received a round of applause when debater Lord Robert Winston mentioned that the Nobel Laureate was in the audience. Winston was quick to  make an appropriate debate joke. John Donvan even stopped the clock and gave a quick history lesson about the best-selling author of The Double Helix to our live audience!

Savor the moment here:


1 comment

  • Comment Link Heather Friday, 02 August 2013 12:13 posted by Heather

    The debate on genetically altered babies was fascinating. I'd love to hear a debate on the subject of GE foods, and all the accompanying issues of cross contamination, monopolization of seed, increased use of herbicides, salt and draught tolerance etc.

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