Eugenics with Adam Rutherford

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 16 January 2022 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Adam Rutherford about his book Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics. Backgrounds how eugenics has been used historically to gain power and assert control. Traces eugenics from its intellectual origins in Victorian Britain to the policies put into action to control populations in Nazi Germany and 20th Century America. Considers the troubling future gene editing has to hold.

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DNA Kits: Can You Trust Them?

Science Vs | 12 April 2019 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Millions of people send off their DNA to companies like Ancestry.com and 23andme to find out where they come from, and what diseases they might get. Explores how much you can trust these DNA kits with anthropologist Jonathan Marks and geneticist Adam Rutherford.

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