In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

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University of California Press, 1995 - 426 páginas
Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics--the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity--from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of competition among scientists who have dominated the field.
 

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Daniel J. Kevles writes In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity in light of the claim that modern genetic research is tinged with the eugenic legacy. He makes the book “a ... Leer reseña completa

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V
70
85
85
VIII
113
IX
129
Francis Galton Founder of the Faith
303
Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika
306
Charles Davenport and the Worship of Great Concepts
311
The Establishment of Human Genetics
353
Apogee of the English School
359
Blood Big Science and Biochemistry
361
Chromosomesthe Binders Mistakes
364
A New Eugenics
366
Varieties of Presumptuousness
372
Songs of Deicide
378
X
380

The Gospel Becomes Popular
314
Deterioration and Deficiency
317
Measures of Regeneration
321
Eugenic Enactments
326
A Coalition of Critics
330
False Biology
334
Lionel Penrose and the Colchester Survey
338
A Reform Eugenics
344
Brave New Biology
349

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