Eugenics and the New Genetics in Britain: Examining Contemporary Professionals' Accounts

@article{Kerr1998EugenicsAT,
  title={Eugenics and the New Genetics in Britain: Examining Contemporary Professionals' Accounts},
  author={A. Kerr and S. Cunningham-Burley and A. Amos},
  journal={Science, Technology & Human Values},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={175 - 198}
}
  • A. Kerr, S. Cunningham-Burley, A. Amos
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
  • This article explores the accounts of eugenics made by a small but important group of British scientists and clinicians working on the new genetics as applied to human health. These scientists and clinicians used special rhetorical strategies for distancing the new genetics from eugenics and to sustain their professional autonomy. They drew a number of boundaries or distinctions between eugenics and their own field, describing eugenics as politically distorted "bad science, " as being… CONTINUE READING
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