Proposition 71, which brought the misbegotten California Institute for Regenerative Medicine into being, was sold to voters in a blatantly mendacious campaign based on embryonic stem cell hype of CURES! CURES! CURES! and outright lies about the then state of regenerative medical science. Its administration has been marked by arrogance, conflict of interest, cronyism. And the CURES!? Not so many. In fact, none. And the human trial CIRM helped bring to that stage of experimentation? Non embryonic. Now, hopefully, with its time running out and requiring voters to re-authorize its existence, the media is being ginned up to revise history and repackage the agency–as […]
The newspapers are full this week of the news that scientists in the US state of Oregon have produced embryonic stem cells (ESCs) using the same cloning technology (somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)) that created Dolly the sheep.