Genes to Genomes Blog: Understanding our eugenic past to take steps towards scientific accountability

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Guest author Rori Rohlfs describes a unique classroom project for exploring the eugenic history of our field.

"I was a fourth-year graduate student when I found myself asking a librarian for the archives of the journal The Annals of Eugenics. I got to that point by climbing back through a chain of references on fundamental statistical measures in my field of population genetics. I held the journal and flipped through the article titles and familiar author names, realizing that my field wasn’t so far removed from the turn-of-the-century eugenics movement. Feeling somewhat nauseous, I photocopied the article I was looking for and returned the journal quickly...."

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