November 27, 2012

Should We Restrict Our Eugenic Impulse?

J. Entine & S. Fecht, Genetic Literacy Project

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Dramatic developments in medical genetics, including the ability to tinker with our genetic inheritance, has thrust the issue of eugenics back into the headlines. The latest person to take up the cause of this once-discredited movement is Nathaniel Comfort, professor at the Institute of the History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, whose book, The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine, was recently published.

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TAGGED: Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Eugenics


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