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Calif. Voters Fund Stem Cell Research

California voters Tuesday passed a ballot measure that will provide $3 billion for research on embryonic stem cells. The approval of Proposition 71 is in part a reaction to restrictions imposed on the research by President Bush. 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.