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Creating three-parent embryos is eugenics - sadly, British MPs don’t get it

Laura Keynes | 04 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, reproductive technology
They have voted 3 to 1 to go down that path.

Lest we forget

Michael Cook | 04 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, Nazi euthanasia programme, Nazism
Berlin's new memorial to the victims of Nazi eugenics should prompt us to remember our own.

Eugenics wasn’t always a dirty word

Calum MacKellar | 19 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, Scotland
A Scottish bioethicist recalls famous Scots who wanted to create a better humanity.

Engineering our way to a eugenic future

Philippa Taylor | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, UK
The UK fertility regulator has proposed a "minor" procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.

The New Eugenics

Michael Cook | 14 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, evolution, genetics
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.

Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion

Angela Franks | 17 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, eugenics, population control, Public Discourse
A new biography of Margaret Sanger fails to confront the Planned Parenthood founder’s ideological commitment to eugenics and population control.

Eugenics and the Firewall

| 04 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, eugenics
Is science always a good thing? Anti-science always a bad one? A walk into a century ago might shed some light.

Deny conscience and redefine ethics

Sheila Liaugminas | 19 May 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: advance directives, ethics committees, eugenics, euthanasia, medical ethics, patients rights, Robert George, Terri Schiavo
And still call it health care?

The challenge of imperfection

Bill Muehlenberg | 22 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome, eugenics, World Cup
Why are we exterminating Down syndrome children if they can bring so much joy?

The disappearing disabled

Mark Mostert | 25 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disabilities, eugenics, genetics
Dread genetic diseases are disappearing -- because parents and doctors are eliminating the children who have them. 

Pre-natal diagnostic techniques pave the way to eugenics

Manuel and Sophia Corpas | 18 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, genetics, prenatal tests
Ever-more sophisticated technology allows us to detect ever more genetic anomalies. What will we do with this knowledge?

Towards a coercive utopia

Bill Muehlenberg | 19 November 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, Julian Savulescu
Some contemporary ethicists are updating eugenics.

Time to throw in the towel

Michael Cook | 08 September 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, human enhancement, Julian Savulescu
The ideas of a well-established bioethicist are so weird that it makes one despair of bioethics itself.

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