Can genetic counseling avoid the charge of eugenics?

Authors
Citation
R. Chadwick, Can genetic counseling avoid the charge of eugenics?, SCI CONTEXT, 11(3-4), 1998, pp. 471-480
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology",History
Journal title
SCIENCE IN CONTEXT
ISSN journal
0269-8897 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
471 - 480
Database
ISI
SICI code
0269-8897(199823)11:3-4<471:CGCATC>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The claim that x is a form of eugenics is frequently used as if it were a k nockdown argument against x. Genetic counseling has tried to distance itsel f from eugenics by presenting itself as facilitating choice. Its success in this attempt has been challenged. The argument however is not a knockdown one and there is scope for some mediation between autonomy and public healt h goals in genetics.