“Deciding whether the promised benefits of genetic advances are truly desirable is to understand what information of this kind can facilitate, and perhaps, what it cannot enable as to do”.
“Rethinking the distinctions of sexuality – The emphases on the body should undoubtedly linked to the process of growth and establishment of bourgeois hegemony, not, however, because of the market value assumed by labor capacity, but because of what the cultivation of its own body could represent politically, economically, and historically for the present and the future of the bourgeoisie. Its dominance was in part dependent on that cultivation… (HS: 125) The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault”
“Research in human genetics began to discover the genetic foundations of some hereditary diseases. Physicians become involved in research of human genetic diseases; medical genetics becomes a field of its own rights (1950s) which involves reproductive medicine. The discourse would come to reflect changed balance of private aims, social concerns and ideology”.