The Times story was picked up the KNBC television station in Los Angeles, which did not add any new information to the account.
The Times piece by reporter Mary Engel began by noting that the grant went to a research center whose founding president is "embroiled in an international dispute over authorship of a medical journal article." Then it listed the ethical allegations concerning an associated fertility clinic.
Engel's story also had this from the researcher involved:
"In an e-mail to The Times, the lead scientist for the grant, Jang-Won Lee, said he was not involved in any of the allegations. The research, he said, will undergo thorough scientific and ethical review, and is aimed at developing therapies for a devastating neurodegenerative disease."She also had this quote from John M. Simpson, stem cell project director for the Foundation for Consumer and Taxpayer Rights, concerning the secrecy involved in the grant review process.
"'Had everyone known that a grant was being discussed to that organization, things would have gone slower and questions would have been raised then.'"We have a query into CHA for a response on the issues that have been raised and have promised that we will run it verbatim when we receive it.
For previous items on this see: "Grant Recipient," "Little Notice" and "CHA Example." Sphere: Related Content