April 10 Petersen new genetics eugenic

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Petersen, Allan Is the New Genetics Eugenic? : Interpreting the Past, envision the Future Petersen talks about the misconception of the term eugenics. Why: “To simply dismiss the new genetics as eugenic, and by implication unequivocally bad, denies these different positions and complex responses and suggests that there is no need for further debate about the various rights and wrongs of new genetic developments.” Not necessarily bad but there is need of further study. Whether new genetic technologies could be considered eugenic? Aims and intention , outcomes and effects Strong and weak eugenics Assessments are shaped by past and future genetics Medicine is anticipated to detect genetically susceptible and pre-symptomatic ill people Individual will have more choice for health related decisions Some think of new genetics as a “new eugenics” New eugenics spurred by market forces and consumer desire Making its way through the back door through treatments and therapies People were enticed by eugenics because they were all inspired by a belief in the applicability of
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