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!
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