Tuesday, May 25, 2010

UC-Irvine opens new stem-cell research institute amid pro-life protests

"Reckless destruction of life"

A new human embryonic stem cell research facility funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has opened on the campus of the University of California at Irvine, Life Legal Defense Foundation reports. 

CIRM provided $27. 2 million for the facility, which "will serve as a hub for embryonic stem cell research and education in the region and house the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center," LLDF reported. The university said in a 2008 news release that the institute would be housed in a three-story, 61,500 square foot building. It is named after a Laguna Beach couple that gave UCI $10 million to establish the stem cell research facility. 

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