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Stanford to Create Stem Cell Research Center

Stanford University announces the creation of a new center for stem cell research. In the future, the new center may use a technique known as somatic cell nuclear transfer -- also called therapeutic cloning -- to make embryonic stem cells. NPR's Joe Palca reports.

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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.