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Eugenics may be defined as the application of the principles of genetics and heredity to the improvement of the human race, with the aim of securing an advantageous combination of physical characteristics and mental traits in the offspring of suitably chosen parents.


Eugenics lecture (Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D.) on MedicalMedia.


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Recommended literature

NERI, D. Eugenics. San Diego: Academic Press, 2012, pp. 189-199. DOI: . ISBN 9780123739322. Also available from:

GALTON, DJ. Eugenics: some lessons from the past: some lessons from the past. Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 2005, 10, Supplement 1: 133-136. DOI: . ISSN 14726483. Also available from:

ALLEN, Garland E. Genetics, eugenics and the medicalization of social behavior: lessons from the past. Endeavor [online]. 1999, 23(1): 10-19 [cit. 2015-12-28]. DOI: 10.1016/S0160-9327(99)01181-3. ISSN 01609327. Available from: