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An archive of RadioWest broadcasts before July 7, 2011

7/1/11: Eugenics in America

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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

7/01/2011: Eugenics in America

Salt Lake City, Utah – The idea of creating a "master race" through selective breeding seems morally reprehensible today, but eugenics laws remained on the books of 30 states until just a few years ago. North Carolina is now the first to compensate victims of forced sterilization. On Friday, we discuss the American eugenics movement and the lessons for modern genetic science.

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