Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Jeff Sheehy, a member of the Oversight Committee of the California stem cell agency, has posted a hefty rebuttal to the item "CIRM Says No" below. He disagrees with the California state auditor and the position of this author. Sheehy says public disclosure of the economic interests of the individuals who make critical recommendations on multimillion dollar grants of public money would amount to "draconian overkill for a hypothetical problem (that) could severely slow the grantmaking process and delay needed therapies and cures." Your attention is invited to his comments. You can find them by clicking on the word "comment" at the end of the "CIRM Says No" item. .