James Dewey Watson was born on April 6, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois.
He was a Geneticist, Academic, Zoologist, Biologist, and Scientist. As a scientist, he worked at Merck Fellow of the National Research Council. He was a scientist trying to cure cancer, neurological diseases and other cause of human sickness.
He wanted to benefit the world by getting rid of sickness.He is best known for the role of discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In 1962, he won the Nobel Prize.
In 1968 he became the director of Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory.He quoted,” One could not be as successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.”The Watson Table was named after James Watson because of his discovery of DNA.
Their research was important that nobody realized that protein from the structures of our bodies is an important role in our body that keeps us alive. His school of thought was that DNA would change the course of genetics and biology history in a human. James Watson thought that DNA would advance the way people thought about science.James Watson only had a sister, her name was Elizabeth Jean Watson.
His spouse’s name is Elizabeth Watson. His children’s names Rufus and Duncan Watson. He was one of the most brilliant scientist in molecular biologist and geneticist of his time. If it wasn’t for James Dewey Watson, nobody would figure out DNA. He quoted,” The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.
” He also quoted in a lot of his speeches,”I never dreamed that in my lifetime my own genome would be sequenced.” James Watson was a very brilliant scientist and he will always be one.In 1955, Watson moved on to Harvard University, where he taught biology for 15 years and conducted research.
While there, he published Molecular Biology of the Gene, which would go on to become one of the most extensively used biology texts.In 1968, Watson took the reins of the Laboratory of Quantitative Biology in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York, transforming it into a global hub of molecular biology research over the following years.