Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
DNA research techniques perfected in the 90s have created new opportunities for scientists to assist wildlife conservation efforts. A panel talks about the science behind this work and how it’s helped both animals and people.
- Dr. Kenneth Goddard lab director and forensic scientist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
- Dr. Rob Fleischer head of the molecular genetics lab at the National Zoo
- Dr. Stephen O'Brien chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute
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