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January 13, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
The government's nuclear weapons production plants have been allowed to deteriorate so badly over the last 25 years that at least four of them probably will have to be closed permanently and the rest will require at least $81 billion in repairs and cleanup, the Reagan Administration acknowledged Thursday.
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BOOKS
November 4, 2007 | Sara Lippincott, Sara Lippincott is an assistant editor of Book Review.
BESIDES being the ne plus ultra of gadflies, James D.
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BOOKS
November 4, 2007 | Sara Lippincott, Sara Lippincott is an assistant editor of Book Review.
BESIDES being the ne plus ultra of gadflies, James D.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James D. Watson, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA, had some age-old advice Monday for leaders of the biotechnology industry: lobby. Saying the United States must continue to support basic genetic research if it is to maintain a worldwide competitive position, Watson called for a doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget for biotechnological research by the end of the decade.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James D. Watson, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA, had some age-old advice Monday for leaders of the biotechnology industry: lobby. Saying the United States must continue to support basic genetic research if it is to maintain a worldwide competitive position, Watson called for a doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget for biotechnological research by the end of the decade.
SCIENCE
October 26, 2007 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
Nobel laureate James D. Watson, the renowned co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, resigned Thursday as chancellor of the prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the aftermath of an uproar over racial comments he made recently. The lab's board of directors suspended him last week after comments that he made in an interview appeared in the Oct. 14 Times of London. The board said its members "vehemently disagree with these statements and are bewildered and saddened."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1997 | From Times staff and wire reports
Since James D. Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA in 1953, the primary paradigm of genetics has been that hydrogen bonding between the two pairs of bases--adenine and thymine, cytosine and guanine--not only holds the DNA double helix together, but also provides the template for production of a new strand of DNA when a cell reproduces.
BOOKS
September 25, 2005
JAMES D. WATSON'S evolution essay ("Why Darwin's Still a Scientific Hotshot," Book Review, Sept. 18) captured the majesty and wonder that one gets from studying how living things have evolved, but I was surprised to read the last paragraph where he denigrates calling evolution a scientific theory and instead prefers to use the term "law." As I understand it, a scientific law is a descriptive generalization about how some aspect of the natural world behaves under stated circumstances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1995
Forty-two years have passed since two brash young scientists wrought a Copernican revolution in biology. They solved a central mystery of science--how organisms chemically encode the instructions needed to express and perpetuate life. How strange that the O.J. Simpson murder trial would bring the molecular biology of heredity to a prime-time television audience. In 1953, James D.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
The government's nuclear weapons production plants have been allowed to deteriorate so badly over the last 25 years that at least four of them probably will have to be closed permanently and the rest will require at least $81 billion in repairs and cleanup, the Reagan Administration acknowledged Thursday.
NEWS
April 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
James D. Watson, winner of the Nobel Prize for first describing the structure of the human gene molecule, resigned Friday as director of the National Center for Human Genome Research. The resignation follows a review of Watson's investment portfolio and a statement from the Health and Human Services Department that there were questions about the scientist's holdings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2005
Today Special Education: South County parents and educators are invited to the Making Connections Conference to learn ways to boost the potential of children in special education programs. 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20. Tesoro High School, 1 Tesoro Creek Road, Las Flores. Information: (949) 348-7615. Car Show: The Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort will hold its CARe Show to raise awareness and money for a local adoption center. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25.
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