Stem Cell Institute In New York?

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports on an initiative in New York state to fund a research institute after the California model. "A Republican senator announced Tuesday he'd introduce a bill to invest $1 billion worth of state dollars in stem cell research as a way to help New York compete with other states for biotech research. ... 'We can't afford to fall behind other states,' he said, rattling off California, New Jersey and Connecticut as states that have committed public money to lure research companies and scientists." It's hard to say at this stage whether all this public funding and legislation will end up producing a net gain in the rate of healthy life extension research, or whether state interest will simply speed the ongoing socialization of medicine and research in the US.


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