Eugenics and the Lack of Civil Rights in Genetic Medicine: A Case Study of Phenylketonuria

Love-Nichols, Jamie A.


  • Social conceptions and scientific developments interact to coproduce the field of genetic medicine. Today's field of genetic medicine is rooted in the social and scientific movement of twentieth century eugenics and began with the mass screening of newborns for Phenylketonuria (PKU). Using screening for PKU, a disease most prevalent in populations of Northern European descent, as a framework for g... read more
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