All sessions listed in eastern time.
Tuesday, November 28
Birth rates have been plummeting in wealthy countries, well below the “replacement” rate. Even in China, a dramatic downturn in the number of babies has officials scrambling, as its population growth turns negative. What’s behind the baby bust and can new reproductive technology reverse the trend? Startup companies are working on ways to reduce the cost of IVF, allow same-sex couples to reproduce, and extend parenthood far later into life. Join Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review’s biotechnology editor and entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky, founder of Prelude Fertility, the largest chain of fertility clinics in the US for a discussion about how innovations from the lab could affect the future of families.