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Scientists Criticize Limits on Stem Cell Research

At the first meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, scientists express frustration over restrictions the Bush administration has placed on the research. The strict limits have significantly slowed progress, they say. Hear 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.