CIRM Settles On SF

As many sources have noted, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has settled on San Francisco to host its new headquarters. The San Francisco Examiner gives slight insight into the sort of bidding war with public funds and private donations that went on behind the scenes; it looks like we can expect international stem cell research conferences and other addendums to the business of CIRM in the future. Given the timing of events to date - even fast as they have been for government work - those folks who speculated that grants would not be awarded until 2006 may yet be proven right. "Now that the real estate competition is over, we must focus our collective energy on supporting the critical work of stem cell research; finding cures for diseases and saving lives."

Link: http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2005/05/06/news/20050506_ne01_stemcell.txt

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