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Scientists have seen promise in the potential of stem cells, but not everyone agrees stem cell replacement therapy is ready for prime time. U.S. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Medical Treatments

FDA Challenges Stem Cell Companies As Patients Run Out Of Time

11 min

FDA Challenges Stem Cell Companies As Patients Run Out Of Time

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A polar bear looks up as the sound of the camera catches his ear on the edge of the Hudson Bay, outside Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

The Inconvenient Truth About Polar Bears

5 min

The Inconvenient Truth About Polar Bears

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Author Mona Simpson is the judge for Round 10 of Three-Minute Fiction. She has written five works of fiction (among other short stories and essays): Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road and My Hollywood. Alex Hoerner hide caption

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Three-Minute Fiction

Three-Minute Fiction Round 10: Leave A Message After The Beep

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Three-Minute Fiction Round 10: Leave A Message After The Beep

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Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net. Robert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

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Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

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