3rd Annual Arno and Gretel Motulsky Lecture

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The 3rd Annual Arno & Gretel Motulsky lecture was held on Wednesday July 27th 2011; our speaker was genetics pioneer and Nobel Laureate James D. Watson. Dr. Watson, together with the late Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA in 1953 and, with Crick and Maurice Wilkins, received the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Today he is chancellor emeritus of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The lecture honors Emeritus Professor Arno G. Motulsky, founder of the Division of Medical Genetics, and the late Mrs. Motulsky.

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The views expressed by Dr. Watson are his own and do not represent the views of the University of Washington.

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Drs. Watson and Motulsky at luncheon with Medical Genetics Drs. Watson and Motulsky at luncheon with Medical Genetics Dr. Watson and the UW Medical Genetics department Dr. Watson signing autographs Dr. Watson signing a bobblehead Dr. Watson surrounded by science fans Dr. Watson being introduced Dr. James D. Watson Dr. Watson after introduction

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3rd Annual Arno and Gretel Motulsky Lecture

     (Speaker: James D. Watson)