Wisconsin To Invest In Stem Cell Research

Wired reports that Proposition 71 funding in California is continuing to have effects elsewhere - Wisconsin in this case. "Gov. Jim Doyle announced plans Wednesday to invest nearly $750 million to support human embryonic stem cell research and other medical experiments. The governor wants to use a combination of public and private money to build two research centers and support scientists studying infectious disorders, cardiovascular illnesses and Alzheimer's disease." Much of this proposal is speculative (subject to private backing and a vote in the state legislature), but it shows that organizations elsewhere in the US are concerned about a brain drain to California. Competition is a good thing, even in the realm of government funding, it seems.

Link: http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,65747,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_7


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