Article ID: CBB000064623

Eugenic anxieties, social realities, and political choices (1992)


Description “The past two years have witnessed publication of a raft of popular books celebrating the genome initiative. Nearly all focus on its promise for medicine. None questions whether mapping and sequencing the whole human genome represents a cost-effective way to prevent or cure disease. Their authors warn of the need to guard against a resurgence of eugenics. They do not say what they mean by eugenics or why it is bad. The answers to both questions are generally believed to be obvious. The burden of this essay is to show they are not--and to explore some political implications of these undefended assumptions.”

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Authors & Contributors
Suzuki, Zenji
Koester, Carolyn Elizabeth
Ewa Barbara Luczak
Colm Lavery
Kayo Sawada
Walsh, Sarah Irene
Journal of the History of Biology
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Journal of Historical Geography
Japanese Studies in the History of Science
Palgrave Macmillan
Oxford University Press
McGill-Queen's University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Éditions du Seuil
Cornell University Press
Science and race
Science and politics
Science and literature
Schuyler, George S.
Kehl, Renato
Palacios, Nicolás (1854-1911)
Fisher, Ronald Aylmer
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Stegner, Wallace
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
21st century
New England (U.S.)
United States

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