dysgenics

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dysgenics

(dĭs-jĕn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The belief that deterioration of the human gene pool occurs by the increased survival and reproduction of people with undesirable traits.

dys·gen′ic adj.

dysgenics

[disjen′iks]
the study of factors or situations that are genetically detrimental to the future of a race or species. Compare eugenics.
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In Dysgenics: Genetic Deterioration of Modern Population, he says: "It is a very serious matter that our genetic quality is deteriorating.
Eugenicists began to worry about genetic deterioration, the prospect of an increasing "genetic load" of deleterious genes.