Justine Durrell, who is involved in issues dealing with biotech and women's health, made the comment in a three-page letter to the 29 members of the board of directors of the $3 billion research effort. Her letter referred to the item last month in the California Stem Cell Report describing the incident at a San Francisco hotel.
Durrell raised a series of question in connection with the meeting and its implications for procurement of human eggs. Among them were the absence of public notification about the meetings, the justification for exclusion of the public and CIRM's lack of funding for research into the health consequences on women who provide eggs for research.
“Additionally, I emphasize the importance of CIRM's return to its commitment to an open and public process. In the end, openness and transparency will better serve all Californians. Please obviously post in advance all meeting times and locations, the agenda, whether they are open or closed (the justification therefore), and the transcripts/minutes/reports following the meeting.”
You can read Durrell's entire letter here.
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