American Eugenics Movement
With this new priceless information, eugenicists can screen unwanted diseases as well as undesirable traits in the future generation of children and essentially achieve a perfectly healthy society. Thanks to the Human Genome Project there has been a resurgence in the study of eugenics. With more information becoming rapidly available, eugenicists better understand the concepts as to how certain genes and alleles work. This has led to a new definition of eugenics. Rather than being viewed with disdain and disrepute, eugenics is now often seen as a way to reproduce through the careful planning of parents by using genetics as a way to better society (Allen and Bird).
Currently eugenics is beginning to resurface from underground and is rapidly gaining the media's attention. Eugenics is sees an instructive way for evaluating how genetics can be used. Eugenics once provided social control over the past period of violence and chaos. We, society, are once again adopting a similar belief as to that of our ancestors, where claims about genetic basis' for behaviors are still as controversial as ever. Where the "bottom-line" is quickly becoming society's new motto. As health-care costs climb as quickly as fuel prices, society is beginning to accept a "bottom-line" to the analysis of the cost to benefit ration of human life. If society begins to make decisions solely based on