From the San Jose Mercury News:
Across the United States,
they are called the lost generation of young scientists. They are the
young Ph.D.s and M.D.s who, despite their brilliance and commitment,
are unable to establish or adequately support their nascent medical
research laboratories because of the federal government’s denial of
funds. Thwarted, many choose to abandon careers in medical science
altogether. And every mind turning away from research represents untold
lost opportunities for medical advances.
Fortunately for some of
these young scientists, the frustration has ended. The California
Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM, the institute taxpayers
established through Proposition 71) two weeks ago awarded $54 million
to a select group of 22 young medical researchers based in California,
enabling them to commit their full energies to stem cell research.