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Politics is the art of the possible. Jonathan Thomas, who chairs the oversight committee for California’s stem cell institute, has taken important steps in reducing the potential for conflicts within this agency.
He hasn’t gone as far as we would like, or that independent outside reviewers have recommended, in reforming governance of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.But he’s persuaded CIRM’s oversight board to make some changes it has long resisted. He’s achieved what’s possible, at least for now, and the board may empower him to go further.
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