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California Weighs Stem Cell Bond Issue

A pending ballot measure in California would funnel $3 billion over 10 years into embryonic stem cell research. President Bush restricted federal funding for such research three years ago. The California bond measure is largely supported by scientists and affected families; its detractors oppose it on mostly religious or fiscal grounds. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.

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Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In 2015, she was named one of the nation's top "Influencers in Aging" by PBS publication Next Avenue, which wrote "Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging."