James Watson sells DNA discovery Nobel prize for $4.1 million

December 8, 2014 5:55 PM

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James Watson, the co-discoverer of the DNA double helix structure, has auctioned off his gold Nobel Prize awarded for the discovery for over £3 million.

The 1962 Nobel Prize sold for US $4,757,000 including commission, setting a new world record price for the Prize. The Prize was the first to be sold by a living recipient. Christie's of Manhattan, the auction house that managed the sale, did not disclose the buyer.

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