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Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Oniw17, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Say that I wanted to be the type of person who grows test tube babies, or who researches new things like making a baby from two eggs or two sperm. What would I study?
     
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  3. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Biology.
     
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    genetics
     
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  7. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Does anyone know what the specific term is for someone who grows test tube babies? Eugenicist?...but I don't know that one can study eugenics for a degree.
     
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    Biogenetics, biotechnology, bioengineering, nanotechnology...
     
  9. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    reproductive medicine
     
  10. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    That's definitely not eugenics.
     
  11. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Of course not. Not necessarily. But have you heard of 'designer babies'? That's definitely the practice of eugenics.
     
  12. Arioch Valued Senior Member

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    I thought that eugenics relied on controlling reproduction, namely by restricting it to certain groups, not on making "better babies". That was the goal of eugenics, not the methods it embraced.
     
  13. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Depending on how it's done. Using DNA manipulation techniques to cure genetic diseases, emphasize resistance to heart disease etc is not eugenics. Folate and other prenatal treatments that affect development is not eugenics. Creating 10 zygotes and discarding 5 of them because of undesirable characteristics is.
     
  14. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

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    That is one potential method by which eugenics could be practiced, but eugenics is much broader and more importantly it is forced.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics
     
  15. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    What is force? Any time you manipulate something, it is a forced action. No need for force to be overt. Right?
     

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