Engineering American society: the lesson of eugenics

Micklos, D., Carlson, E. (November 2000) Engineering American society: the lesson of eugenics. Nature Reviews Genetics, 1 (2). pp. 153-158. ISSN 1471-0056

DOI: 10.1038/35038589


We stand at the threshold of a new century, with the whole human genome stretched out before us. Messages from science, the popular media, and the stock market suggest a world of seemingly limitless opportunities to improve human health and productivity. But at the turn of the last century, science and society faced a similar rush to exploit human genetics. The story of eugenics - humankind's first venture into a 'gene age' - holds a cautionary lesson for our current preoccupation with genes.

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Date: November 2000
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