Thoughts on Humane Genetics

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Science  25 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5888, pp. 492-493
DOI: 10.1126/science.1160234

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Davenport's Dream. 21st Century Reflections on Heredity and Eugenics. By Jan A. Witkowski and John R. Inglis, Eds.. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2008. 520 pp. $55. ISBN 9780879697563.

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