Published in Stem Cell Week, March 14th, 2005
One lawsuit filed February 22, 2005, alleges the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine violates state law because it's not governed exclusively by the state government, and the committee that controls the research money it will dole out isn't publicly elected.
The institute was created by California voters when they approved a $3 billion bond to fund stem cell research over the next decade. Proposition 71 was passed by 59% of voters.
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