Sunday, January 22, 2006

Chron Carries Bleak Story About CIRM

The San Francisco Chronicle carried a pessimistic overview of the California stem cell agency in a front page story on Sunday.

The piece covered much of the same ground that other papers have traveled in recent weeks, but in many ways the story by reporter Carl Hall painted a bleaker outlook.

Some of the language in the article about CIRM:

"stuck in a seemingly endless legal morass"

"magnet for attacks"

"really a stressful time"

"reduced to begging for handouts"

The article made no reference to the report last week in the San Francisco Examiner that the agency had received another $5 million donation. The Examiner also reported that stem cell chairman Robert Klein said in a speech that he has raised an additional $40 million.

We have queried CIRM about the fund-raising information, but agency has not responded – either to deny or to confirm. Sphere: Related Content

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