Tim Hunt told BBC Radio 4 Today programme that he “did mean” the remarks but was “really sorry”.
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‘He went on to say he stood by some of the remarks. “I did mean the part about having trouble with girls,” he said. “It is true that people – I have fallen in love with people in the lab and people in the lab have fallen in love with me and it’s very disruptive to the science because it’s terribly important that in a lab people are on a level playing field. “I found that these emotional entanglements made life very difficult. “I’m really, really sorry I caused any offence, that’s awful. I certainly didn’t mean that. I just meant to be honest, actually.”