The Big Cell
The page 3 headline reads, "Stem cell talk will be focusing on science". The Daily News tells us that the speaker, Stanford Professor Irv Weissman, is a pioneer of stem cell research and is the director of the Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at Stanford. They tell us that Weissman has advocated further research and a lifting of restrictions for federal funding. What they won't tell us is that Weissman is a founder of Stem Cells, Inc., Cellerant, Inc. and SyStemix, Inc. and he stands to profit enormously from government research grants. Of course his talk will stick to the science.