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Eugenics is the study of

[A]. altering human beings by changing their genetic components
[B]. people of European origin
[C]. different races of mankind
[D]. genetic of plants

Answer: Option A


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Mamatha said: (Apr 18, 2011)  
What is genetic component?

Sanjeev said: (Aug 24, 2011)  
DNA, RNA the basic building block of the human body. The Genetic components change from person to person via heredity basically like you can determine the relation between father and son and so on by checking the similarity between their DNA.

The Altering of genes is called mutation and study of forced mutation. It was pretty famous in early 20th-century before Nazis were thought to be using Eugenics for their own beliefs.

Malav said: (Aug 29, 2011)  
What is genetic components ?

Jagapathi said: (Apr 29, 2012)  
Eugenics is the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating.

In Huxley's day eugenics happened only by government mandate; now it will take government mandate - a ban on genetic tinkering - to prevent it.

Shitalkumar Chougule said: (Sep 16, 2012)  
when n where the first time EUGENICS done???

Mr. Perfect said: (Oct 23, 2013)  
Eugenics, as a modern concept, was originally developed by Francis Galton. It has roots in France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States in the 1860s-1870s. Galton had read his cousin Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which sought to explain the development of plant and animal species, and desired to apply it to humans. Galton believed that desirable traits were hereditary based on biographical studies. In 1883, one year after Darwin's death, Galton gave his research a name: "eugenics". Throughout its recent history, eugenics remains a controversial concept.

As a social movement, eugenics reached its greatest popularity in the early decades of the 20th century. At this point in time, eugenics was practiced around the world and was promoted by governments, and influential individuals and institutions.

Many countries enacted various eugenics policies and programmes, including: genetic screening, birth control, promoting differential birth rates, marriage restrictions, segregation (both racial segregation and segregation of the mentally ill from the rest of the population) , compulsory sterilization, forced abortions or forced pregnancies, and genocide.

Most of these policies were later regarded as coercive or restrictive, and now few jurisdictions implement policies that are explicitly labelled as eugenic or unequivocally eugenic in substance.

Junior said: (May 26, 2014)  
Eugenics is the change in human genetic component.

Ganapuramhariprasad said: (Dec 19, 2014)  
What is the study of eugenics?

Suryansh said: (Feb 25, 2015)  
Who was the founder of genetic?

Mali said: (Jul 25, 2015)  
What happens when we change genetic component?

Fouzia Fatima said: (May 11, 2018)  
How Eugenics alter the genetic component of the human body?

How the Process of alteration takes place?

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