Letter: Renewing stem-cell funding?

Letter: Renewing stem-cell funding?

Begun in 2010, the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Medicine is one of the most highly regarded stem cell research programs in the world, employing 150 top scientists, and challenging many of the world’s most devastating diseases and disabilities.

Yet it would probably not exist at all, without the $130 million in grant assistance from the California stem cell program, formally known as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

Begun as a citizens’ initiative, CIRM supports stem cell projects across the state. Some of its research has literally saved lives, like the 60 little children rescued from “bubble baby” disease, now a curable condition because of CIRM-funded research.

Today, when it is most needed, CIRM’s funding has run out. If you would like to see California remain the stem cell capital of the world, taking on every deadly medical condition including the coronavirus, please support the renewal of CIRM.

Vote yes on Proposition 14, the California Stem Cells for Research, Treatments and Cures Initiative of 2020.

Don C. Reed



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