Monday, April 06, 2009

Niche Links to CIRM Articles

Nature magazine's stem cell blog, The Niche, has a rundown and links to various pieces concerning the status of the California stem cell agency.

Monya Baker wrote,

"The leadership and governing structure of CIRM have come under a lot of criticism. Its 29-member board is politically appointed and must include patient advocates as well as high-ranking officials from the institutions most likely to receive CIRM funds. Its plans to give loans and grants to companies have been called both essential and overambitious. The agency has also been praised for taking a leadership role in drafting guidelines and for helping to maintain a U.S. pipeline of stem-cell scientists. "

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