NJ stalls stem cell plans

New Jersey officials have pulled funds for the construction of a linkurl:state stem cell institute;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/22357/ which broke ground eight months ago. Governor Jon Corzine told linkurl:The Star Ledger;http://www.nj.com/newark/index.ssf/2008/06/state_pulls_back_on_stem_cell.html only that the plans are on an indefinite hold and state leaders are reevaluating the project. The New Jersey Stem Cell Institute is a $150 million project intended to be an 18-story

By | June 24, 2008

New Jersey officials have pulled funds for the construction of a linkurl:state stem cell institute;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/22357/ which broke ground eight months ago. Governor Jon Corzine told linkurl:The Star Ledger;http://www.nj.com/newark/index.ssf/2008/06/state_pulls_back_on_stem_cell.html only that the plans are on an indefinite hold and state leaders are reevaluating the project. The New Jersey Stem Cell Institute is a $150 million project intended to be an 18-story research hub in New Brunswick, NJ, uniting more than 50 stem cell researchers currently spread throughout the state. linkurl:Last November;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53843/ New Jersey voters voted against linkurl:borrowing $450 million;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/home/53836/ of state money to fund stem cell science. Regardless, state leaders said construction on the institute would continue. But three weeks after construction started on the building, the project was halted.

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anonymous poster

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June 24, 2008

Governor Corzine is trying to cut the budget, but now we have yet another laboratory building which is state of the art, but unfinished inside and no one to bring research dollars. The state needs to put the money where their mouth is.
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anonymous poster

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June 26, 2008

First the Newark Cancer Center and now this. No scientist who can relocate would choose to remain affiliated with NJ's state institutions, if this keeps up.

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