Thursday, May 26, 2005

SCA13 Wins Approval

A proposed ballot measure to tighten oversight of the California stem cell agency today advanced to the Senate floor, where it is expected to be debated next week.

The measure by Sen. Deborah Ortiz, D-Sacramento, was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Ortiz said, “This measure will ensure the state can continue to attract the best and brightest researchers and scientists while protecting the financial interests of the state as well as our goal to develop cures for debilitating and deadly diseases that affect more than 1 million Americans. We will continue working with members of the stem cell governing board to ensure the public’s confidence in and long-term support of this $3 billion publicly-funded research program is maintained.”

We are seeking comment from the stem cell agency. Sphere: Related Content

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