January 21, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources


1 min read

CIRM has indicated that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended that CIRM provide funding for training and research on ethics and regulatory issues. In response to this recommendation and with the perspectives of various “CIRM funded researchers and other experts”, CIRM has responded with a new ethics & regulatory recommendation document. I have read it and am a big fan of this step by CIRM. The document outlines a number of key areas for consideration and important questions. The overall response to the IOM …Read More

1 min read

I made it here in one piece to Berkeley at the Claremont Hotel driving through torrential rain to get here for the CIRM Board Meeting discussing the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on CIRM. The Board is in intensive discussion as I type. Some members seem more in favor of change and others are more reluctant. I’m more of the opinion that the IOM  got it wrong on most issues. Still many I’ve talked with believe that CIRM needs to craft some kind …Read More