Better Humans or Reduced Suffering? Historical Perspectives on Medical Genetics and Genetic Counselling 1950-1980

Project: Research

Layman's description

The aim of the project is to explore how medical genetics and genetic counseling developed during the post-war period. How did new knowledge and technologies but also social norms and values influence reproductive choices? By situating the study in a historical context the project will also contribute to the ongoing discussion about continuity and discontinuity of eugenics.
Effective start/end date2013/01/012016/12/31