The CIRM Grantee Meeting will wrap up today in San Francisco with more great talks I am sure.
It has been an inspiring meeting and one that fills me with hope for stem cell science to help a huge number of patients.
The meeting was kicked off with a talk by Craig Venter, the amazing scientist who has pushed research forward in so many ways including sequencing the human genome and making the first synthetic life form.
Dr. Venter, who has been involved in some of the most cutting-edge, exciting science in the last century as well as founding or being involved in many scientific organizations, said this about CIRM:
This is the greatest scientific organization founded in our era.
That’s quite the compliment to CIRM, especially coming from Dr. Venter, but I think well-deserved.