The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Last month a woman in Houston gave birth to eight babies, setting a record for the largest multiple live birth. The birth was termed a success, but some said this example of the power of modern medicine is a cautionary lesson. A panel talks about the latest advances in fertility therapies and the ethical questions they raise.
- Dr. Michael Levy director of the in vitro fertilization program at Shady Grove Fertility Center
- Susan Wolfe associate professor of law and medicine at the University of Minnesota Law School and Center for Bioethics
- Dr. Leroy Walters director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University
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