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Professor David Curtis (GEE) criticises proposal for “eugenics on the NHS”

20 February 2020

Annals of Human Genetics editorial: Topical ethical issues in the publication of human genetics research

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In an article in the Guardian, Professor Curtis of the UCL Genetics Institute and editor-in-chief of the Annals of Human Genetics says it is “ludicrous” and “wildly unrealistic” to suggest that the NHS could carry out embryo selection based on genetic testing for IQ.

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See the Annals of Human Genetics Editorial article: Topical ethical issues in the publication of human genetics research https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ahg.12382