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dysgenics (redirected from Genetic deterioration)
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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.
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.