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The science of human perfection : heredity and health in American biomedicine

Author: Nathaniel C Comfort
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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A thoughtful new look at the entwined histories of genetic medicine and eugenics, with probing discussion of the moral risks of seeking human perfection

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel C Comfort
ISBN: 9780300169911 0300169914
OCLC Number: 816270291
Description: pages
Contents: The Galton-Garrod Society --
Fisher's quest --
A germ theory of genes --
The heredity clinics --
How the geneticists learned to start worrying and love mutation --
Getting their organ --
Genetics without sex.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Comfort.

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