CIRM

CIRM Freely Spending Broke California’s Money

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC California is Greece without the Acropolis. And yet, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine–perhaps its profligate administers fearing that the people of California will pull the plug when its ten year borrow and spend license expires–is spending desperately on research in the hope that it […]

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California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Pays Big Salaries on Broke California’s Borrowed Money

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The CIRM is funded by state bonds, billions in borrowed money that the people of the impecunious State of California will have to pay back with interest. That is why it is enraging that they want to pay a new VP more than $300 K […]

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CIRM adds Egg Compensation to Agenda

NEWS ALERT: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has added to their agenda for their meetings tomorrow and Friday 9/16-17 compensation to donors for their eggs. They will have a presentation by Robert Klitzman, M.D. on the”New York State Science Stem Cell Policy on Donor Compensation”. Klitzman serves on the Empire State Stem Cell Board. […]

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California stem cell agency faces cash freeze

Wish I could say this news saddens me, but I can’t! How long before Robert Klein and the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine have their cup out for a bail-out?! “The global financial crisis may do what opponents of California’s $3 billion state-sponsored stem cell research experiment could not: dry up funding.” Of course there […]

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – California’s Biggest Loser

And I don’t mean in weight loss. This past week our Governor has been very busy. First, he vetoed SB 1565 and then he passed AB 2747. SB 1565 would have guaranteed that cures developed out of the $3 billion in tax payer funding for prop. 71 (embryonic/cloning research) would have been available to poor, […]

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California Cloners Getting A Big Fat Raise?

A Press Release I just received: The California stem cell agency is proposing raising salary ranges for top employees a whopping 50 percent, an increase that is unjustified in the face of a state budget crisis, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) said today. The proposal, to be considered by the stem cell […]

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – CIRM

CIRM is in ethical trouble again. Two big stories in the SF Chronicle and the San Diego Union Tribune pointing out “conflicts of interest” problems and referring to “the incident” which seems to have been an “innocent mistake”. So let me see if I have this right. The largest boondoggle in history, selling snake oil […]

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