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Slate's Human Nature: 'Snowflakes' and Stem Cells

Madeleine Brand talks with Slate contributor Will Saletan about President Bush's support for adopting frozen embryos as an alternative to using them for stem cell research. The embryos, left over from in vitro fertilization procedures, are dubbed "snowflakes" by supporters to emphasize the uniqueness of each potential child.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).