Friday, February 29, 2008

Light Coverage of CIRM Lab Leverage

The San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle both carried stories this morning on the half-billion dollars pledged to match lab construction grants scheduled to be awarded in May by the California stem cell agency.

Sabin Russell
of the Chronicle quoted David Serrano Sewell, a member of the CIRM board of directors, as saying,
"Sometimes it has been hard to see that vision come to fruition, but it has here."
Terri Somers of the San Diego paper wrote,
"Louis Coffman, vice president of the San Diego (stem cell) consortium, said he could not reveal the sources of the pledged donations."
That strikes us as somewhat of an odd position since these contributions will need to be publicly verified at some point.

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