Mapping the Genome and Modern Genetics: Eugenics Repackaged for Modern Times

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From Health Impact News, Jul 2015

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Will the Modern Genetics Movement Preserve Life or Threaten Life?

by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

This is part II of a series on the relationship between the eugenics movement and modern genetics. It examines whether true health and true happiness lie in the human genome. Are we really bound to the set of genes that we received from our parents? Or can we overcome what we were given? What are the factors that activate or deactivate certain genes? How can we control the expression of our genetic make-up to promote our health and the health of our children? Can we trust everything we hear about the benefits of genetic research?

Is there a dark side to genetics? Is there reason to suspect hidden motivations of certain groups who want us to be convinced that our genes, and only our genes, control…

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