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Thomas Hunt Morgan | The Eugenics Crusade

The man who fell out of love with eugenics.

Thomas Hunt Morgan believed in the transformative power of eugenics. After a decade of breeding thousands of mutant fruit flies, Morgan made a startling discovery: the mechanism of heredity in fruit flies was more complex than previously thought. It would lead to his disillusion with eugenics as a whole.

THE EUGENICS CRUSADE premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8c on PBS. Learn more at http://pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eugenics-crusade