Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, February 18, 2005

Attempt to Rein In Stem Cell Committee

California's stem cell research committee, flush with $3 billion in public funds and hardly chaffing from public oversight, may soon be under greater oversight control. From today's SacBee:
Using a new tactic, critics of the state's stem cell program have filed a petition seeking more open meetings, salary caps and tighter conflict-of-interest rules for paid executives.

The petition also calls for the stem cell oversight committee to develop grant guidelines before handing out any of the $3 billion in bond money Californians voted in November to spend on embryonic stem cell research. (More here)