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    Discussion: Will eugenics be part of our future? ?

    Eugenics is a scientific practice centered around the refinement of the human gene pool. The goal of eugenics is to encourage the continuance of ‘strong’ genes while eleminating genes deemed as ‘weak’ or faulty. Immediately ethnic atrocities like the holocaust come to mind. The horror of these events slammed the door on eugenics for second half of the 20th century. However modern gene editing technologies have the potential to empower each individual with a choice on how to refine their own genome. While gene editing makes historically oppressive methods of gene pool refinement obsolete, it still falls under the umbrella of eugenics. 

    Will eugenics be part of our future? 

    I appreciate that this is a touchy subject, so please construct your answers objectively. 

    4 AnswersBiology9 months ago