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The California stem cell initiative: persuasion, politics, and public science.
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PMID:  20075315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) was created by a California ballot initiative to make stem cell research a constitutional right, in response to Bush administration restrictions on stem cell research. The initiative created a taxpayer-funded, multibillion-dollar institution, intended to advance public health by developing cures and treatments for diabetes, cancer, paralysis, and other conditions. The initiative has been highly controversial among stakeholders and watchdog groups concerned with organizational transparency, accountability, and the ethics of stem cell research. We interviewed major stakeholders-both supporters and opponents-and analyzed documents and meeting notes. We found that the CIRM has overcome start-up challenges, been selectively influenced by criticism, and adhered to its core mission.
Joel W Adelson; Joanna K Weinberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-01-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-11     Completed Date:  2010-03-04     Revised Date:  2012-09-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Institute for Health & Aging, University of California, San Francisco CA 94118, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Academies and Institutes* / ethics,  organization & administration
Attitude to Health
Embryo Research* / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Embryonic Stem Cells*
Federal Government
Financing, Government / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Human Rights / legislation & jurisprudence
National Institutes of Health (U.S.) / ethics,  organization & administration
Organizational Objectives
Public Health / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Regenerative Medicine* / ethics,  organization & administration
Research Support as Topic
Taxes / legislation & jurisprudence
United States

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