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Stem cell headquarters headed to San Franciscoby Laura MecoySacramento BeeMay 7th, 2005With the vote splitting along regional lines Friday, San Francisco beat out Sacramento and San Diego in the hard-fought competition to be the hometown for the coveted new headquarters of the state's stem cell program.
Top scientists step forward to steer instituteby Carl T. HallSan Francisco Chronicle May 6th, 2005One group to review grant proposals, one to debate standards
Charles Halpern's open letter on bond sales and conflict of interest to the CIRM Finance Committeeby Charles HalpernMay 5th, 2005
Editorial: The envelope, please - In stem cell land, parochial interests ruleSacramento BeeMay 5th, 2005"Fortunately, this beauty contest [for the CIRM headquarters] offers one redeeming feature: It has revealed how parochial interests will likely dominate the dispersal of $3 billion of public funds over the next decade."
Editorial: Stop fighting curbs on favoritismSan Jose Mercury NewsMay 5th, 2005"The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine should get behind legislation by state Sen. Deborah Ortiz, D-Sacramento, to enact stricter conflict-of-interest rules on the research funded by Proposition 71."
Assembly committee rejects ban on cloned pets [California][Quotes CGS's Richard Hayes]by Steve LawrenceAssociated PressMay 3rd, 2005"With several lawmakers abstaining, an Assembly committee Tuesday rejected a bill that would ban the sale of cloned or genetically altered cats, dogs and other pets."
Opinion: Truth behind stem cell 'miracles'by Stuart LeavenworthSacramento BeeMay 1st, 2005Scientists' "cautions flew out the window last year, when supporters of Proposition 71 dangled $3 billion in stem cell research money before scientists and California voters."
Opinion: Reality behind the researchby Daniel ShaywitzWashington PostApril 29th, 2005Daniel Shaywitz, a Harvard endocrinologist and stem cell researcher, cautions against hyping stem cell research.
Editorial: Rx for IntegritySacramento BeeApril 29th, 2005"Weak standards in California are attracting scientists who don't want to deal with new ethics standards in Washington. This wasn't the magnet effect voters envisioned when they approved Proposition 71."
Stem cell guidelines get mixed reception: Critics say voluntary rules are too laxby Edie LauSacramento BeeApril 27th, 2005A "committee of the National Academies on Tuesday issued voluntary guidelines for human embryonic stem cell studies... The recommendations fell short, however, of some critics' hopes for more vigorous oversight."
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