Eugenics is the study and practice of selective breeding applied to humans, with the aim of improving the species. In a historical and broader sense, eugenics can also be a study of "improving human genetic qualities." Advocates of eugenics sought to counter what they regarded as dysgenic dynamics within the human gene pool, specifically in regard to congenital disorders and factors relating to the heritability of IQ.
Widely popular in the early decades of the 20th century, it has largely fallen into disrepute after having become associated with Nazi Germany.
Ex-Russian PM Yevgeny warns against attack on Iran
Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov said Monday that the consequences of a military solution to Iran's nuclear program are "horrible and unpredictable."
Speaking at an international Middle East conference in Jordan, Primakov said an attack against Iran's nuclear installations would only 'radicalize' Tehran and at best, it would only 'postpone the development of nuclear weapons by Iran for no longer than two years', RIA Novosti quoted him as a saying.