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Letter of support for SB 1565
The Center for Genetics and Society sent this letter to the California Assembly Appropriations Committee in support of SB 1565, a bill to modify governance of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The bill, co-authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), is opposed by the CIRM.

Stem cell lobbyists decide Sen. Sheila Kuehl isn't really craven, ignorant, mindless, and dumb
A stem cell research lobbying group led by the CIRM's chair, Robert Klein, issued and then retracted a scathing letter aimed at state senator Sheila Kuehl as part of its campaign against a reform bill she is sponsoring. The incident led to Klein resigning as president of the lobbying organization. He should now keep the promise he made when he first took the reins at the CIRM: At that time, to assuage criticism of his conflicts of interest, he promised to serve only half his term.

The New Push for Eggs for Stem Cell Research in California
The CIRM's chair and president recently called for revoking a critical rule established by its own...