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Eugenics

  1. Garland E Allen

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003485

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How to Cite

Allen, G. E. 2001. Eugenics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

The term ‘Eugenics’ refers to a person who is hereditarily endowed with noble qualities, but is associated with improving the hereditary quality of the human species by selective breeding.

Keywords:

  • sterilization law;
  • IQ test;
  • euthanasia;
  • mendelian genetics;
  • nazi germany