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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

Andrea Gawrylewski
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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