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Dr. Brian Donovan Discusses How Genetics Is Taught in Schools Today on BBC Series

December 19, 2022

The Curse of Mendel

Released on: December 19, 2022

Bad Blood is a BBC series that traces the development of the eugenics movement from the United Kingdom to the United States, to Nazi Germany. It was written and produced by Adam Rutherford and Ilan Goodman. In episode 5, “The Curse of Mendel,” BSCS Senior Research Scientist Brian Donovan discusses how Mendelian genetics education unwittingly plays into eugenic thinking and what genetics educators can do about this problem. Listen to the episode.