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Eugenics (also known as selective breeding) is the philosophy or practice of selectively breeding traits in or out of a group of organisms. While widely-used in botany and horticulture, eugenics via genetic engineering in sentient lifeforms is illegal in the Federation, except in cases of medical necessity. (DS9: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume"; VOY: "Lineage")

In the late twentieth century, Human scientists on Earth used eugenics programs to attempt to improve the human species. The recipients of these modifications, known as Augments, seized control in over 40 nations. They fought amongst each other in what was known as the Eugenics Wars. (TOS: "Space Seed"; ENT: "The Augments")

Kodos used his own personal theory of eugenics when killing 4,000 people on Tarsus IV, in 2246. (TOS: "The Conscience of the King")

In 2266, Captain James Kirk accused Doctor Roger Korby of practicing eugenics, when Korby explained his wish to selectively replace Humans with superior capacity androids. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

The Dominion used selective breeding on the Jem'Hadar and the Vorta. (DS9: "Favor the Bold", "Treachery, Faith and the Great River")

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