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
In the U.S., each year 500,000 babies are born prematurely. The number has increased 30 percent since 1983. Diane talks with the mother of premature twins, with one of the Senate sponsors of the “Preemie Bill,” and with the president of The March of Dimes.
- Dr. Jennifer Howse president of the March of Dimes
- Jenny Minton Author of "The Early Birds" (Knopf). She is a freelance journalist and former book editor.
- Senator Christopher Dodd Democratic presidential candidate, senior U.S. senator from Connecticut, and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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