Issues of Genetic Fitness

Using historic photographs and documents, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center presents an eye-opening, troubling chronicle of the U.S. eugenics movement in the early 20th century. The archive’s aim is to stimulate people to think about possible similarities between eugenics, dedicated to improving human genetic stock through better breeding, and some current discussions about the implications of the Human Genome Project.

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