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Frank Rattray Lillie (1870-1947)

By: Karen Wellner | Published: Jul 22, 2009

Frank R. Lillie was born in Toronto, Canada, on 27 June 1870. His mother was Emily Ann Rattray and his father was George Waddell Little, an…

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The Discovery of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By: Erica O'Neil | Published: May 09, 2011

The term Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) was first published in 1973 in an article published in the British medical journal The Lancet. In that article…

fetal alcohol syndromeReproductionHuman Development

Gattaca (1997)

By: Grace Kim | Published: Feb 09, 2017

Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction film produced in the US that depicts a future society that uses reproductive technology and genetic engineering in…

LiteratureEugenicsGenetic EngineeringReproductive technologyBiotechnology

The Malthusian League (1877–1927)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Apr 27, 2017

The Malthusian League, founded in London, England, in 1877 promoted the use of contraception to limit family size. Activists Charles Bradlaugh and…

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The Boys from Brazil (1978)

By: Grace Kim | Published: Jun 09, 2017

The Boys from Brazil is a science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin about an underground neo-Nazi society in South…

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Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

By: Rachel Gur-Arie | Published: Aug 27, 2016

In 1942, the United States Supreme Court Case of Skinner v. Oklahoma ruled that states could not legally sterilize those inmates of prisons deemed…

LawCompulsory SterilizationSupreme Court DecisionsEugenicsInvoluntary Sterilization

A Series of YouTube Videos Detailing the “CRISPR Babies” Experiment (2018), by He Jiankui

By: Risa Aria Schnebly, Brianna Ellis | Published: Jul 31, 2021

In 2018, He Jiankui uploaded a series of videos to a YouTube channel titled “The He Lab” that detailed one of the first instances of a successful…

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Enovid: The First Hormonal Birth Control Pill

By: Aliya Buttar, Sheraden Seward | Published: Jan 20, 2009

Enovid was the first hormonal birth control pill. G. D. Searle and Company began marketing Enovid as a contraceptive in 1960. The technology was…

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Hans Asperger (1906-1980)

By: Alexandra Bohnenberger | Published: Aug 27, 2016

Hans Asperger studied mental abnormalities in children in Vienna, Austria, in the early twentieth century. Asperger was one of the early…

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Edwin Grant Conklin (1863-1952)

By: D. Brian Scheurmann | Published: Jan 22, 2009

Edwin Grant Conklin was born in Waldo, Ohio, on 24 November 1863 to parents Nancy Maria Hull and Dr. Abram V. Conklin. Conklin's family was very…

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