Re: Gene therapy

Robert Johnson (johnsorl@COLORADO.EDU)
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 18:32:11 -0700

On Tue, 7 Mar 1995, Allan Hanson wrote:

>'s important to distinguish between
> positive and negative eugenics. Negative eugenics involves interventions
> (one type of which would be gene therapy) to avoid traits that are
> considered to be undesirable. Positive eugenics involves interventions
> to encourage or introduce traits that are considered to be desirable.

The Nazis had an excellent understanding of positive and negative
eugenics. The dialogue over eugenics is an old one and I urge others
to acquaint themselves with the literature.

I don't trust anybody to be screwing around with eugenics.