If those who survive are the fittest, does that also make them the best? And if so, is engineering 'better' babies just evolution, or another step in a long history of eugenics?
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
It's been 100 years since a book written by Marie Stopes revolutionsed the way that people talked about sex.
About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
What might first seem unarguable starts to look shaky when you bring twins into the equation.
Le Guin's father, Alfred Kroeber, was at a forefront of a movement that rejected social Darwinism and cultural superiority. In his daughter's fiction, we see these ideas come to life.
The Victorians believed that the shape and size of the skull could reveal details about a person’s demeanour. Now it's been put to the test.
Organic farming has roots in 20th century fascism, challenging the assumption that environmentalism and progressive politics are symbiotic.
From a certain perspective, we're already on the road to practicing a 'progressive eugenics' not a million miles away from what was imagined historically.
Toby Young’s comments on meritocracy, and 'progressive eugenics' are shocking, but the history of its long association is far more disturbing.
When high income researchers take their unethical methods abroad it's the poor who suffer.
The legitimacy of the IQ test is still hotly debated.
Two university professors explore their unlikely longtime friendship, providing lessons for parents of both "abled" and disabled children today.
Why research that links our social behaviour to our genes is still controversial today.
Controversy over a Chinese study that used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology shows how the West still looks at the East through the lens of Orientalism.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
Research that finds links between genes and intelligence could worsen social inequality.
The movie Gattaca's warnings about using advances in genetics for eugenics proved wide of the mark. It's time people woke up to this.
Many gene variants have been associated with schizophrenia, but we should be wary of these findings.
Many take for granted that epigenetics will lead to a more inclusive and equal society. But there are signs that quite the opposite could be true.