DNA Scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Auctioned for Nearly Record $4.8 Million

December 7, 2014 12:17 PM

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A Nobel Prize once awarded to James Watson has sold for almost $4.8 million. Why were many people calling for a boycott of the sale?(Photo : Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

A Nobel Prize awarded to James Watson has been auctioned off for nearly $4.8 million, despite a backlash from some science enthusiasts. This was the first time one of the prestigious awards was sold by a living recipient.

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