Opinion Pieces Debate Role of State Stem Cell Program
Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik argues that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine "threatens to suck up precious fiscal resources of a state with none to spare and is rife with conflicts of interest." Meanwhile, Francisco Prieto, a physician for CIRM, defends the decision by the stem cell research institute's Independent Citizens Oversight Committee "to appoint two vice chairmen with very different and complementary skill sets."
- "California Stem Cell Program Needs a New Treatment" (Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 3/30).
- "Another View: Bee All Wrong on Makeup of Stem Cell Panel" (Prieto, Sacramento Bee, 3/29).