Book Discussion on The Genius Factory: The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

David Plotz talked about his book The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, published by Random… read more

David Plotz talked about his book The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, published by Random House. The Repository for Germinal Choice, nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank, was created with the expectation of breeding scientists and leaders. The author talked about the sperm bank and detailed his investigation into what happened to the children born as a result of its operations. Mr. Plotz talked about his search for the 215 children born from the sperm bank, the mothers and the donors, and the overall results of this experiment. He also read excerpts from his book and responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Genius Factory: The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 16, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 17, 2005

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  • Jul 16, 2005 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 24, 2005 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2005 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 17, 2005 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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