DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

December 5, 2014 12:33 AM

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DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

The Nobel Prize medal that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner, as the 1962 gold medal was bought for more than $4.75 million at auction Thursday. Watson has said he'll donate much of the money to educational institutions.

The identity of the winning bidder, who participated by phone, has not been revealed.

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