Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Connell, S. 2001. Eugenics: Historical. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Eugenics is the study of the method of improving the quality of the human race, especially by selective breeding. First developed in the nineteenth century, the theory was put into practice in the eugenics policies of the UK, USA and Germany in the twentieth century. Renewed interest in eugenics has been occasioned by human genome data identification and collection.
- negative eugenics;
- positive eugenics;
- sterilization laws