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Eugenics, the Science of Human Improvement by Better Breeding

Nature volume 85, page 39 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation

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THIS useful little book consists of two parts. The first is an account of the principles which determine whether a given marriage will produce fit or unfit offspring, the second contains suggestions for future eugenic research. In the somewhat limited class of characters and diseases for which definite Mendelian laws of inheritance have already been made out, it is possible to predict with an approach to certainty the proportion of the children which will or will not be affected. Thus the malformation of the fingers known as brachydactyly is a Mendelian dominant.

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