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News, The Snitch State Agency Grants Signal Shift Away from Embryonic Stem Cells

State Agency Grants Signal Shift Away from Embryonic Stem Cells

In an April cover story, we looked at the dilemma facing the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state agency created through Proposition 71 to fund stem-cell research: Should the landmark agency direct the remainder of its $3 billion…
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News, The Snitch Cell Divisions: A Rough Week for S.F.-Based Stem Cell Agency

Cell Divisions: A Rough Week for S.F.-Based Stem Cell Agency

It's been a tough week in the news for California's San Francisco-based stem-cell research agency.Last week, it was revealed that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) -- created to fund stem-cell research through Proposition 71, the 2004 state ballot…
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News, The Snitch Chief Scientific Officer Resigns from S.F.-Based State Stem Cell Agency

Chief Scientific Officer Resigns from S.F.-Based State Stem Cell Agency

The chief scientific officer at California's stem-cell agency has announced that she will step down from her position in a little over a month.Marie Csete, who had been at the San Francisco-based California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for slightly…
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News, The Snitch State Stem Cell Agency Chairman to Step Down

State Stem Cell Agency Chairman to Step Down

Robert Klein, the Palo Alto real-estate magnate who led the successful 2004 ballot-initiative campaign to create a $3 billion state stem-cell funding agency and then steered the agency through its first years as chairman, has announced that he will step…
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News, The Snitch State Stem Cell Agency Announces $275 Million from Bond Sales

State Stem Cell Agency Announces $275 Million from Bond Sales

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced yesterday that it has received $275 million in fresh funding from a recent sale of state bonds, saving the state stem-cell agency from a cash crunch that would have left it without…
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News, The Snitch State Stem Cell Agency Reportedly to Get $500 Million Lifeline

State Stem Cell Agency Reportedly to Get $500 Million Lifeline

The San Francisco-based state agency devoted to funding stem-cell research is on the verge of pulling down a hefty cash infusion from this week's sale of government bonds, according to the California Stem Cell Report.The blog, published by former Sacramento…
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SF Weekly Letters

Miracle Cell or Hard Sell? Third opinion: Having been integrally involved with embryonic-stem-cell research funding since it began (I was the citizen-sponsor of the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Research Act of 1999, which funded initial studies of Dr. Keirstead's…
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News, The Snitch Researchers Report Promising Results in Diabetes Stem-cell Treatment -- But Don't Say 'Breakthrough' Yet

Researchers Report Promising Results in Diabetes Stem-cell Treatment -- But Don't Say 'Breakthrough' Yet

The front line of advanced biomedical research doesn't stand still. Whether it's promising advances or devastating setbacks, this field of human knowledge is so young -- and so populated by bright and ambitious scientists and entrepreneurs -- that it…
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News, Feature Stem-cell stalemate: The push for cures may produce only disappointment - or worse

Stem-cell stalemate: The push for cures may produce only disappointment - or worse

The first few months of 2009 have been among the most auspicious for stem-cell research since the field's inception. In January, the Palo Alto–based biotech firm Geron Corporation announced it had received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to begin…
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Letters to the Editor

The Stem Cell Institute Responds And we respond back: I am writing to correct several inaccuracies in your article about the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine . First, you state that "the state Attorney General's…
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News, Onward, Christian Lawyers

Onward, Christian Lawyers

Nearly nine months after losing at the ballot box, the conservative groups that opposed the California stem cell institute haven't given up. Early this month, the California Family Bioethics Council filed a lawsuit, the third aimed at stopping the California…
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