California GOP To Oppose Proposition 71

Newsday.com reports that the California Republicans have voted to oppose Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative that aims to provide $3 billion for regulated embryonic stem cell research in that state over the next ten years. The GOP opposes therapeutic cloning in medical research and the expansion of the state budget (or at least, to be realistic about these things, expansion of the budget for a purpose they object to). There are supporters of stem cell research within the California GOP, but they did not prevail at the three day state convention. We shall see what all this means for the field of regenerative medicine come November.

Link: http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-stem-cell-proposition,0,1372161.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines

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