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1906 | American Breeders’ Association Establishes a Committee on Eugenics

1906 | American Breeders’ Association Establishes a Committee on Eugenics

The American Breeders’ Association (ABA) was established three years after the rediscovery of Mendel’s work as the first nationally-organized association to study and promote genetics and breeding research in the U.S. The ABA created a specific committee to study eugenics at the request of Charles Davenport. The ABA’s Committee on Eugenics provided Davenport with a  scientifically established forum to study his eugenic ideas of selective and restrictive breeding in humans.

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