California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The California Institute for Regenerative Mendacity

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Here’s how the pro embryonic stem cell/human cloning advocacy game is played. First, the public faces of patients and their loved ones promise CURES! CURES! CURES! Then, when you call the campaign on the mendacity, they claim, “The scientists have never said that in the […]

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Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad Stem Cell News!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Hype over embryonic stem cell research has been maddening. The media bias, extreme. And many in elected office, intent on using the sector as a special interest source of campaign funds — and believing the cures meme — have been decidedly uninterested in hearing any […]

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Borrows and Spends BIG as State Flounders

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC When I think about the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, what words come to mind? Well, there’s “arrogance.” “Hubris” also works. “Mismanagement” is on all fours, as we say in the law. “Spendthrift.” “Hype.” “Unaccountable.” I could go on and on. But let’s get back […]

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CIRM to Try and Sucker Californians Into Letting It Borrow Even More Money

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC When proponents of Proposition 71 shouted CURES! CURES! CURES in 2004, perhaps the people of California could be forgiven for believing them — what with all the hype going on at the time — and borrowing $3 billion to pay for research grants (which will […]

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How to Offend 101: CIRM Awards Prize to Poem Equating ESCR With Words of Jesus at the Last Supper

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Hubris and arrogance have no limits for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine — as I have often shown. But utter cluelessness? Anyway, here’s the story: To promote stem cell awareness, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine held a poetry contest. One of the two […]

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CIRM to Californians: Mind Your Own Business About How We Spend Your Borrowed Money

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The arrogance and hubris of the California Institute of California Medicine has grown — one would not have thought it possible — even more pronounced. We Californians, who are borrowing to pay for their high salaries and other fat cat ways, even though California has […]

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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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IPSCs Less Efficient Than ESCs in Side-by-Side Comparisons

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The argument over embryonic stem cell research–and it’s first cousin and real agenda, human cloning research–has always been an ethics debate, not a science debate. But that doesn’t mean that scientific efforts to find ethical “alternatives’ to ESCR should not be engaged. That is one […]

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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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