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In the name of eugenics : genetics and the uses of human heredity

Author: Daniel J Kevles
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of eugenics, the science of improving human beings by exploiting theories of heredity, from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the present, addressing such controversial issues as cloning and genetic engineering.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kevles, Daniel J.
In the name of eugenics.
New York : Knopf, 1985
(OCoLC)654583848
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Kevles
ISBN: 0394507029 9780394507026
OCLC Number: 11157577
Description: x, 426 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Francis Galton, founder of the faith.
Responsibility: by Daniel J. Kevles.

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Traces the history of eugenics, the science of improving human beings by exploiting theories of heredity, from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the present, addressing such controversial issues as cloning and genetic engineering.

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