MSNBC reports that California Proposition 71 has passed. "Proposition 71 authorizes the state to sell $3 billion in bonds and then dispense nearly $300 million a year for 10 years to researchers for human embryonic stem-cell experiments, including cloning projects intended solely for research purposes." The current US administration is strongly opposed to this research, and has shown itself willing to intervene in states where local law and federal policies are at odd - in matters relating to drugs and euthanasia, for example. In addition, the long term effects of this proposition, as with all government actions, are far from certain. The fight to support research into regenerative medicine is by no means over.