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Meet Katie Sharify. She was the fifth and final person to get injected with embryonic stem cells in the now-defunct Geron trial last year. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM – the stem cell funding agency) released a video
today of Katie telling the story of how she came to join the trial. Read More
The first speaker on the second day of the conference was Jonathan Thomas, chair of the Governing Board for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. This is the body that oversees $3 billion in stem cell funding created eight years ago by California voters. He said CIRM has the state at the “epicenter of stem cell research in the nation.” One could make the case that the state leads the world. He noted that 135 senior scientists moved their labs to California. Read More
Dispatch from the Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium
held in Orange County, CA. A cool meeting (sponsored in part by the Reeve Foundation), two days of talks and small group breakouts with the speakers, and one for touring the labs at the University of California, Irvine. It’s got a nice international flavor (nine other countries) and is large enough to attract a good range of scientists and yet cozy enough for lots of personal interaction between the researchers and 150 or so members of the community. This edition, the 7th, featured fresh, unpublished data coming out of several labs. The meeting was videotaped; the feeds should be online soon. Read More