Alisher Usmanov plans to return purchased medal to the scientist who discovered DNA
10 december 2014, 10:40 1315 views


He finds it unacceptable situation, when a scientist sells awards received for his achievements. Usmanov praised the contribution of Watson in the development of modern science. "The works of Mr. Watson's research contributed to the fight against cancer, from which my father died. It is important to me that my money will be spent on research, and will reward a person who deserved it more than anyone else. I did not want the medal of an eminent scientist to become a subject of bargaining, " reports Usmanov’s words.

The medal of the winner of the Nobel Prize in 1962 was sold for 4.1 million dollars, which the scientist wants to send to support research institutes and universities.