The Niche

California spending

It’s now official that the head of California’s stem cell institute will receive a salary of $150,000 for what’s considered a part-time job. Another post could garner $300,000; the state’s budget deficit has led the California governor to dismay at approving any government salaries not essential to the institute’s mission. (See Nature’s news story available for subscribers, plus previous blog posts.

Meanwhile, the Broad’s generosity continues, reports the Los Angeles Times. This time with a $25 million donation to the stem cell center at the University of California, San Francisco. (The link is not broken, you just have to scroll way down; also see the California Stem Cell Report.) The charitable foundation previously made similar gifts to the University of California and the University of Southern California.


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