Researchers anticipate a major recruiting effort and construction boom as California's new stem-cell experiment gets under way, creating what amounts to an independent West Coast version of the National Institutes of Health.
"This will be just like the NIH -- it will be like a mini-NIH," said Dr. Evan Snyder, a stem-cell researcher and Prop. 71 backer at the Burnham Institute in San Diego.
Known as the "California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative," the ballot measure, which provides $3 billion in state financing for stem-cell research, won by a comfortable 59 to 41 percent in Tuesday's statewide balloting, informs San Francisco Chronicle.
According to Indian Express, research involving &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/364/10920_clone.html?2' target=_blank>stem cells taken from human embryos has won support across political and ideological lines, and a measure to spend $3 billion on the new science passed in a California ballot measure on Tuesday.
Supporters also say they have enough votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass legislation to encourage the research on a federal level, despite clear opposition from Bush, who has severely restricted the use of federal funds for such work.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia