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Eugenics

GENETIC technologies could be exploited in the future to produce more intelligent, stronger and attractive offspring, with better regulation needed to guard against the dangers, a leading fertility expert has warned. Professor Lord Robert Winston will this week give a lecture at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, where he will warn that current controls will not be able to keep pace with advances in reproductive technologies. He will say a “form of eugenics” could lead to people wanting to modify their children to enhance “desirable characteristics” such as intelligence and beauty.

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On a personal note I go back down the memory lane to Eugenics in Plato's Republic and to the Caste System in India which started as an experiment in Eugenics

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