The Telegraph has more on a collaborative public-private funding effort for stem cell research in the UK. This is another example of the spreading ripples from California public funding - all other funding groups and public research organizations have been put in the position of playing catch up. "There is a plan to set up a UK stem cell foundation to encourage and support research into stem cells. The plan is to set up the foundation, get a big chunk of money from the Government and then match that with private money. We started off at the forefront of this science but are now going backwards: nothing is progressing very fast."