Bioengineers are creating human body parts to replace organs and manage life-threatening diseases. How techniques like 3-D printing and stem cell research are driving medical advances and raising ethical questions
Author Simon Van Booy joins Diane to discuss his latest novel, “The Illusion of Separateness.” Inspired by true events, it tells the stories of different people in various places and times, linked together in unexpected ways.
- Simon Van Booy author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including "The Secret Lives of People in Love" and "Love Begins in Winter," which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
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Excerpted from “The Illusion Of Separateness” by Simon Van Booy. Copyright © 2013. Excerpted by permission of Harper. All rights reserved.
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