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Relativity, a new play in New York, tackles thorny issues from the world of science. Is biotechnology shaping up to be just another tool to marginalize people of color? Will cloning and genetic engineering be reserved only for the rich?

Guest:

Cassandra Medley, playwright of Relativity; professor of playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College