History of Eugenics and Scientific Racism Symposium
NHGRI will host a two-day virtual symposium, "The Meaning of Eugenics: Historical and Present-Day Discussions of Eugenics and Scientific Racism." Day 1 will provide historical overviews relevant to public health, the history of human genetics, medical ethics and persons with disabilities. Day 2 will focus on recent examples of eugenics while underscoring the persistence of scientific and structural racism today in the United States.
FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
About the National Human Genome Research Institute
At NHGRI, we are focused on advances in genomics research. Building on our leadership role in the initial sequencing of the human genome, we collaborate with the world's scientific and medical communities to enhance genomic technologies that accelerate breakthroughs and improve lives. By empowering and expanding the field of genomics, we can benefit all of humankind.