Eugenics with Adam Rutherford

Dan Snow's History Hit

Jan 16 2022 • 32 mins

Eugenics has been used in attempts throughout history, and across continents, to gain power and assert control.

In this episode, we trace Eugenics from its intellectual origins in Victorian Britain to the actual policies put into action to control populations birthrates in Nazi Germany and 20th Century America.

Dan is joined by broadcaster and geneticist Adam Rutherford who helps him understand this complicated legacy as well as what the troubling future of gene editing has to hold.

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