The comment came from Don Gibbons, chief communications officer for CIRM, in a comment on the Consumer Watchdog web site. Gibbons' comment was directed at the Consumer Watchdog news release that said CIRM funding for the research was trivial (see item below).
"Anyone who truly understands how research labs function would not call the CIRM training grant a trivial contribution."Gibbons continued,
"Also, it should be noted that CIRM did not write a press release or send anything to reporters."The document put out by CIRM can be found on the "press room" section of the agency's website under 2008 "press releases."
Gibbons' entire comment can be found on the Consumer Watchdog blog under the comments section following the news release by John M. Simpson, the group's stem cell project director. Sphere: Related Content