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Eugenics loses favor in the U.S., but gains support in Nazi Germany , James Watson

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Interviewee: James Watson. Hitler and German geneticists were embracing eugenics, even as people in the United States had come to view the movement as mere prejudice. Here James Watson discusses the founding of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Eugenics, the German equivalent of the Eugenics Record Office. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > In the Third Reich > Taking the torch > Eugenics lost favor in the U.S.)
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By the time the 1930s arrived many people effectively thought Davenport had lost his bonkers, eugenics was just silly prejudice. Unfortunately as it lost favor in the United States, Hitler came to power in Germany and liked very much the ideas of the unfit, and he wanted to get them out of German life.
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hardy weinberg equilibrium,lionel penrose,kaiser wilhelm institute,thomas hunt morgan,negative eugenics,race hygiene,human heredity,charles davenport,colchester england,genotype phenotype,rockefeller foundation,hybrid vigor,racial superiority,james watson,population members,mid 1930s,university of heidelberg,nazi germany,human genetics,dnai
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