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In Our Own Image: Eugenics and the Genetic Modification of People

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:118
  1. Alex Paton, retired consultant physician
  1. Oxfordshire

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    David Galton

    Little, Brown, £20, pp 300

    ISBN 0 316 85592 8

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    In vitro fertilisation is so widely accepted these days that it is difficult to comprehend the horror and disgust that greeted the first test tube baby in 1978. Yet every subsequent advance in reproductive technology arouses similar passions. For example, many people are apprehensive about the increasing ease with which genetic material in the embryo can be manipulated, with the …

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