Eugenics is a term we associate with atrocities, but today gene therapy and fertility treatments are preventing disease and alleviating suffering. Where should we draw the line? Paul Weindling, Research Professor of History of Medicine, Roger Griffin, Professor of Modern History from Oxford Brookes, Dr. Marcus Pembrey, clinical geneticist from the Institute of Child Health, London and Emma Lake, Expert Patient Advisor for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and CF sufferer talk to Lizz Pearson about the link between today's genetic technologies and the eugenics of the past.
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The Centre for the History of Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present at Oxford Brookes University is one of the premier places to study the history of medicine. Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, its team of researchers was awarded the highest 5* status for research in 2000 and an international research rating in 2007. Today, the 13 full-time staff are at the cutting-edge of research and are committed to being at the forefront of outreach, too.