New Stem Cell Lines Offer Clues to Inherited Disease

Stem cells prepared and placed in dishes for growth

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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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