Eugenics and genetics: the conjoint twins?

Winter 2006

Rose considers recent changes in human genetics and biotechnology and their social and ethical implications, particularly in the close relationship between genetics and eugenics. The article also examines the frequency of eugenic thought in the twentieth century, which extended beyond the cataclysmic example represented by Nazism. Suggests a cautious optimism in moves towards citizen involvement with the new form of eugenicism: ‘consumer eugenics’.

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