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CIRM Close-Hauled, Seeks Bonds to Sustain Headway

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Science  27 Mar 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5922, pp. 1660-1661
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5922.1660a

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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)--a state initiative set up to avoid restrictions on federal stem cell research laid down in 2001 by President George W. Bush--is scaling back, rethinking its priorities, and looking at how to mesh its activities with those that will soon be funded by the National Institutes of Health.