Thursday, December 13, 2007, CIRM Meetings and Coverage has posted a piece by yours truly on Wednesday's meeting of the Oversight Committee of the California stem cell agency.

Some of you may wonder why so much "old news" is contained in it. The reason is that has not carried any stories on the subject for days, so much of what appears to be "old" to regular readers of this blog is deemed to be "new" to readers.

The practice is common in the news business. Based on the premise that one should never assume that readers are familiar with a topic, news stories generally include a healthy dollop of background. In the case of a story with continuing new developments, they must be recounted when a reporter dips into the subject area after being away from it for awhile. Sphere: Related Content

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