In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

by Daniel J. Kevles

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In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity by Daniel J. Kevles

Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics--the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity--from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of competition among scientists who have dominated the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307831507
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Daniel Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History and Law at Yale University.

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