Disgruntled, notorious scientist James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, will sell his Nobel Prize medallion this week.
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In 1953, James Watson, along with Francis Crick, unveiled the double helix structure of DNA to the world—a discovery that will forever be recognized as one of most significant achievements of the 20th century. In 1962, Watson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the scientific field’s most honored distinction, along with Crick and scientist Maurice Wilkins. Now, 52 years later, Watson has announced that he will be auctioning his Nobel Prize medallion (estimated to be worth a cool $3.5 million) this Thursday, December 6.