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Do Brexit and America First mean a new world order? 41 MIN, 48 SEC

President Donald Trump held a joint press conference today at the White House with Theresa May. The British Prime Minister's visit to Washington today was the first White House meeting between President Trump and a foreign leader. They talked trade and other ways to strengthen the so-called "special relationship."

Trump has even referred to May as "my Maggie," a reference to the close ties between President Ronald Reagan and then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. So this visit has been seen as a chance to refresh what the two close allies have called "the special relationship" ever since World War II. Then again, these two new leaders are promising to exit the European Union and put "America First" so what are the real prospects for a new trade deal, and a close alliance in the fight against terrorism?

Guests:
Michael Crowley, Politico (@MichaelCrowley)
Shawn Donnan, Financial Times (@sdonnan)
Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist (@adwooldridge)
Peter Goodman, New York Times / International Business Times (@petersgoodman)
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group (@ianbremmer)

More:
Crowley on Trump's visit with Theresa May, a major test on the global stage
Financial Times on May emphasising value of EU and NATO to Trump
The Economist on May, Trump and the US-UK 'special relationship'
Goodman on talk of a trade deal being clouded by politics
Bremmer on May and Brexit

Can human organs be grown in pigs? 7 MIN, 55 SEC

A new approach to generating human organs in the lab took a step forward this week. You may have seen the headline, "Scientists create a part-human part-pig embryo." It's more complicated than that, but it does involve cross species hybrids. The goal is to create custom organs that can be safely transplanted into humans who need them to survive. That's according to Antonio Regalado, editor for biomedicine at MIT Technology Review.

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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