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Eugenicist Julian Savulescu claims skewered as 'absolutely false'

28 August 2012


Julian Savulescu is a prominent advocate of eugenics

A leading scientist has demolished claims by a prominent eugenicist for genetic screening.

Dr James Sherley, a American biological engineer, was commenting on claims by Dr Julian Savulescu that parents should use genetic screening of human embryos to select personality traits.

Dr Sherley, in comments to LifeSiteNews.com, said: "Our understanding of the contribution of the human genome to human psychology is not nearly advanced enough to make such a claim", adding "only fools and egoists would profess that they know better than Nature which traits are 'positive'." [LifeSiteNews.com, 23 August]

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