Congress grabs eugenics common ground

  title={Congress grabs eugenics common ground},
  author={David Dickson},
beijingScientists gathered at the International Congress of Genetics have warned against the use of genetic testing as a coercive tool of public policy. 

People who condemn eugenics may be in minority now

EDITOR—In concluding his article on eugenics, Kevles should not have used the words “History at the least has taught us …” because they imply that most people condemn eugenics now.1 Those who condemn

Genetic aspects of population policy

The intrusion of eugenics into genetic counselling has been a recent source of concern to societies and congresses of genetics and the manner of its expression in the absence of an international voice for genetics that could address ethical and other common interests is traced.

China's struggle for practical regulations in medical ethics

Despite its introduction, there are concerns about whether China is prepared to embrace the standards it claims to have adopted, and Chinese bioethicists find themselves torn between the necessity to create a fully-fledged modern health-care system and aspirations to become global players in the biomedical sciences.

Genetic Testing and its Implications: Human Genetics Researchers Grapple with Ethical Issues

  • I. Rabino
  • Medicine
    Science, technology & human values
  • 2003
The majority consider in utero testing and consequent pregnancy termination acceptable for cases involving likelihood of serious disease but disapprove for genetic reasons they consider arbitrary, leaving a gray area of distinguishing between treatment of disorders and enhancement still to be resolved.

The Politics of Life Itself

  • N. Rose
  • Art
    The New Social Theory Reader
  • 2020
This article explores contemporary biopolitics in the light of Michel Foucault's oft quoted suggestion that contemporary politics calls `life itself' into question. It suggests that recent

China: The Maternal and Infant Health Care Law

The background in drafting the law, reactions to its release and its subsequent development are described, a list of questions surrounding this controversy are drawn up, and it is argued that the entire process holds several lessons to future legislature in China when drafting health-related laws.

Reply to Genetics without frontiers

This study illustrates the difficulty of establishing the role of a candidate gene in a common complex human genetic disease without a functional assay, and selecting a subset of variants for statistical analysis based on such a criterion will result in a biased data set.

Genetics without frontiers

  • N. Morton
  • Biology, Medicine
    Nature Genetics
  • 1998