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Unformatted text preview: Hermann Muller and Germinal Choice Positive eugenics in postwar America Ian Wright’s Fitter Families, 2009 Designer baby concept- Gender selection 100% success- Hair color, eye color Deeply eugenics so took out choosing characteristics Germinal Choice- Sperm bank explicitly eugenic goals- People have the right to choose something of their offspring- Origins of the fertility institute of designer babies William Pancoast- A couple wanted a baby but husband was infertile, Pancoast artificially inseminated the wife Origins of artificial insemination 1960 – sperm can be stored Muller , brilliant scientist, eugenist humanist, secular religion eugenic philosophy Fruit flies – most important organism of research first breakthrough in many things Sarah Palin …, saying study of fruit flies is fruitless and should spend research on autism, but we learned about certain genes of autism by studying fruit flies White eyed fruit fly—not information of DNA, or the stuff we know now but they were able to...
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- Spring '09
- Reproduction, Artificial insemination, Germinal Choice, Hermann Muller