Stem Cell Cup: California Embryonics vs Massachusetts Oldies: $3 vs $1.25 Billion

gameplan While people in California can think they are in the centre of the (embryonic) stem cell universe due to Proposition 71’s $3 Billion and the invasion of good scientists into the West Coast, Massachusetts academic and biotech people also are thinking along those lines, so state officials quickly set up a $1.25 Billion package for funding stem cell research in the very state and “establishing the first stem cell bank, a repository of all the stem cell lines created in Massachusetts laboratories, which would serve as a kind of stem cell lending library to scientists around the world. “

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Massachusetts floats $1 bln stem cell research plan (Reuters)

Massachusetts Proposes Stem Cell Research Grants (New York Times)