articles tagged: eugenics
world of weird things podcast: how not to design your baby
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how not to design your baby

The CRISPR babies scandal has unlocked old fears about the power of gene editing in the wrong hands and created new concerns about rogue operators who refuse to play it safe, even when there are literally lives on the line.

when a geneticist tackles intelligence, badly
# science

when a geneticist tackles intelligence, badly

Geneticist Jerry Crabtree jumps on the natural-selection-for-humans-is-dead bandwagon with a study of human intelligence that doesn't say what he thinks it does.

the misguided quest for perfection
# science

the misguided quest for perfection

We've tried eugenics in real life. It was an absolute failure.

the ghosts of pseudo-science past
# politics

the ghosts of pseudo-science past

How junk science led to the one of the darkest chapters of human history.