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A plague outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, James Watson

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Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson discusses the founding of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Eugenics, the German equivalent of the Eugenics Record Office. Here he talks about the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Eugenics attempted broad description of human variation and reproduction. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > In the third reich > Taking the torch > Kaiser Wilhelm Institute)
Transcript:
Well it was, it had the title, "Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics." So anthropology, physical anthropology – describing the peoples of the world, human genetics – finding traits which were inherited, and eugenics – trying to use genetic knowledge to have healthier children.
Keywords:
hardy weinberg equilibrium,kaiser wilhelm institute,lionel penrose,negative eugenics,thomas hunt morgan,race hygiene,human heredity,charles davenport,colchester england,genotype phenotype,rockefeller foundation,hybrid vigor,racial superiority,population members,james watson,mid 1930s,human variation,university of heidelberg,human genetics,dnai
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