I just go this little tidbit from one of my online trade publications. They even projected this article: “It’s a holiday gift for pundits: analysis of James Watson’s genome shows significantly more African ancestry than is common among Europeans.”

James Watson, as you recall from a Post that you saw here at RightPundits, is the co-founder of the structure of DNA and was recently fired from his job for saying that Africans are of lower mental abilites, is himself of African heritage! Ah.. sweet irony. I guess those of African descent are reduced to little people stuff, like discovering DNA structure, running scientific research centers and being jerks? Thankfully, most in the African community realized what an idiot he was – hopefully, he now realizes it too!

Hey, Kettle. This Is the Pot Calling, and I’ve Got Something to Tell You
December 10, 2007

There’s a gleeful tone in this article from Britain’s Independent reporting that James Watson, who went into a forced retirement based on racist remarks he made about black people, has an unexpectedly large number of genes of African origin. The genome analysis, performed by Decode Genetics, “showed that 16 per cent of his genes were likely to have come from a black ancestor of African descent. By contrast, most people of European descent would have no more than 1 per cent,” according to the article. Kari Stefansson is quoted as saying, “This level is what you would expect in someone who had a great-grandparent who was African.”

RightPundits link here.
Genome Technology article here.