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History of Genetics/ Eugenics

These resources critically examine the problematic history of the field of genetics and its relationship with the eugenics movement. Acknowledging and learning about the history of genetics makes the discipline more inclusive and can help to avoid repeating mistakes from the past.


Eugenic Rubicon: California’s Sterilization Stories is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Arizona State University and University of Michigan and that includes digital storytelling, data visNualization, and the construction of interactive digital platforms. This project employs creative approaches to history, digital humanities, and foregrounds commitments to social and reproductive justice.


How Nature contributed to science’s discriminatory legacy 


Want to teach eugenics history in your genetics class? Advice and resources to take the leap!  (same as section Genetics and Education)

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