John M. Simpson, stem cell project director for Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica, Ca., reported the new figure on his organization's blog. He said that CIRM has agreed to help the group raise the additional $150,000 for the San Francisco meeting.
But Simpson wrote,
"That's a mistake. CIRM should focus with laser-like precision on where its getting the money to fund existing grant commitments. This sort fund raising effort -- just like hiring a proposed lobbyist in Washington for roughly $200K -- is an unfortunate and unnecessary distraction."Sphere: Related Content