Mr. Clean Genes

Wright, Robert
October 1994
New Republic;10/24/94, Vol. 211 Issue 17, p6
Discusses several issues related to the development of eugenics. Factors to be considered before undergoing in vitro fertilization; Availability of health care options to the poor; Significance of eugenics to reproductive opportunities.


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