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The genius factory : [unraveling the mystery of the Nobel Prize sperm bank], David Plotz, (sound recording)

Label
The genius factory : [unraveling the mystery of the Nobel Prize sperm bank]
Title
The genius factory
Title remainder
[unraveling the mystery of the Nobel Prize sperm bank]
Statement of responsibility
David Plotz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice--nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank--opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor from its roster of Nobel-laureate scientists, mathematical prodigies, successful businessmen, and star athletes. But the bank quietly closed its doors in 1999--its founder dead, its confidential records sealed, and the fate of its children and donors unknown. In early 2001, award-winning columnist David Plotz set out to solve the mystery of the Nobel Prize sperm bank. Crisscrossing the country and logging countless hours online, Plotz succeeded in tracking down previously unknown family members--teenage half-brothers who ended up following vastly different paths, mothers who had wondered for years about the identities of the donors they had selected on the basis of code names and brief character profiles, fathers who were proud or ashamed or simply curious about the children who had been created from their sperm samples. The children of the "genius factory" are messengers from the future--a future that is bearing down on us fast. What will families be like when parents routinely "shop" for their kids' genes? What will children be like when they're programmed for greatness? In this stunning, eye-opening book, one of our finest young journalists previews America's coming age of genetic expectations" -- container
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TEFBT
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Plotz, David
Dewey number
362.17/83
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HQ761
LC item number
.P56 2005ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Stefan Rudnicki
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rudnicki, Stefan
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  • Graham, Robert Klark
  • Sperm banks
  • Artificial insemination, Human
  • Nobel Prizes
  • Intellect
Target audience
general
Label
The genius factory : [unraveling the mystery of the Nobel Prize sperm bank], David Plotz, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415921654
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6730-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
OCM58724582
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The genius factory : [unraveling the mystery of the Nobel Prize sperm bank], David Plotz, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415921654
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6730-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
OCM58724582
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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