See: Troy Duster, Backdoor to Eugenics (New
York and London: Routledge, 1990) and Jeremy Rifkin, Algeny
(New York: Viking, 1983) esp. pp.230-234. Not all are opposed
to eugenics, especially if eugenics means better human health.
John Harris, for example, writes, ". . . where gene therapy
will effect improvements to human beings or to human nature that
provide protections from harm or the protection of life itself
in the form of increases in life expectancy . . . then call it
what you will, eugenics or not, we ought to favor it." "Is
Gene Therapy a Form of Eugenics?" Bioethics, 7:2/3
(April 1993) 184.
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