Mal's Genetics Lab - GENETICS LAB MALLORY HUDSON PARTNER:...

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G G ENETICS ENETICS L L AB AB M M ALLORY ALLORY H H UDSON UDSON P P ARTNER ARTNER : L : L AUREN AUREN H H ILL ILL M M ONDAY ONDAY L L AB AB 11:00 L 11:00 L ECTURE ECTURE 3/24/03 3/24/03 On my honor, I have neither given nor On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this lab. received unauthorized help on this lab.
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I. I. INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION In the beginning, genetics was “hailed much as a new drug is hailed” (Smith, 1975). It was thought that genetics could solve all of the world’s problems. The world would be rid of “inherited deficiency, of drunkenness and lawlessness, idleness and stupidity” (Smith, 1975). Many modern scholars trace society’s present problems to the growth of technology (Brown, 1971). Famine, pestilence, and war are the three population controls described in Malthus’ Essay on Population . Advances in medicine, agriculture, and other areas have decreased the effects of famine and pestilence and have in turn caused an increase in population size. Over time, there have been attempts to rid society of allegedly unfit or weaker people. In Germany under Hitler, over 200,000 people were sterilized and over 6,000,000 people were murdered in the name of eugenics (Baer, 1973). Other attempts have not had nearly as much effect as Hitler’s attempt. War, although not similar in purpose, has similar effects. Wars over the history of mankind have also kept population numbers down. Today, genetics is used for less harmful purposes. The use of genetics today is tied
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Mal's Genetics Lab - GENETICS LAB MALLORY HUDSON PARTNER:...

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