The Genius Factory
Unravelling the Mystery of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
By (author) David Plotz
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Genius Factory by David Plotz
Book DescriptionIn 1980 an eccentric American millionaire launched a 'Nobel Prize sperm bank', intended to create a new generation of superkids. Stocked with the seed of gifted scientists, inventors, businessmen and thinkers, including several Nobel laureates, the 'genius factory' produced more than 200 children before it quietly closed its doors in 1999. What happened to them? Were they the brilliant progeny its founder expected? In this stunning, eye-opening and hugely entertaining book, David Plotz tracks down many of the donors, children and mothers involved, and sheds new light on the fascinating battle between nature and nurture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416522102
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 2-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Plotz
Genius Factory, Paperback / softback (October 2006)
This is the inside, never-before-told story of the Nobel Prize sperm bank, the most radical experiment in human breeding in U.S. history. More than 200 children were born from this sperm bank between 1980-1999. It is also the story of the extraordinary meetings between the children and their donor fathers.
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Originally published in hardcover in 2009.
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Author Biography - David Plotz
David Plotz is Deputy Editor of Slate.com. He lives in Washington, DC, and this is his first book.
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