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Public interest group gives the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine poor grades for its performanceThe Center for Genetics and Society releases progress report calling for effective oversight and responsible researchThe Center for Genetics and SocietyJanuary 18th, 2006The Center for Genetics and Society (CGS), a public interest and advocacy group, today released a comprehensive progress report critically evaluating the first year of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the agency running California's new multi-billion dollar stem cell research program. The report assesses the CIRM's performance, assigns grades in key areas, and offers specific policy recommendations. The overall grade it assigns for the CIRM's first year is C-.
Resignation of controversial Stem Cell leader highlights need for regulation and oversight of stem cell researchNovember 30th, 2005
California Stem Cell Research Leader Misled VotersNews reports say that chair of new state agency was aware of the billion-dollar problem during the campaignOctober 25th, 2005
New Stem Cell Research Techniques Fail To Address Troubling QuestionsKey issues unconnected to embryos are still missing from the stem cell debateOctober 17th, 2005
State stem cell program moving too fastGoverning board is also failing to fulfill its promises of health benefits and financial returns for the state, says Center for Genetics and SocietySeptember 8th, 2005
Stem Cell Intellectual Property Report Fails to Protect California's InterestCommittee does not include state or public interest, says the Center for Genetics and SocietyAugust 23rd, 2005
Public interest group calls stem cell institute proposals "inadequate"Center for Genetics and Society says working groups must disclose personal financial interestsJuly 11th, 2005
New Cloning Study and Federal Stem Cell Bill Highlight Need for Strong Biotechnology OversightProgressive public interest group calls Castle-DeGette bill "a step in the right direction, but tougher oversight is still needed."May 20th, 2005
Comments on the National Academies Report, Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell ResearchApril 26th, 2005
Center for Genetics and Society reveals 7 of 29 on stem cell board may have personal conflicts of interestHighlights need for effective conflicts policy, public interest group saysApril 6th, 2005


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