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New Stem Cell Lines Offer Clues to Inherited Disease

Scientists in the United States and Israel have developed new embryonic stem cell lines that possess the genes for specific diseases. The lines could help broaden understanding of the roots of some inherited diseases. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Joe Palca.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.