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Life-science research plan is about more than stem cells

As more states line up to promote human embryonic stem-cell research, policymakers and investors will ask, Will it pay off for all? The most likely answer is no. But among those states poised to compete with Californias $3 billion initiative, Wisconsin may be the best positioned for success.

Thats because the $750 million proposal advanced by Gov. Jim Doyle is not aimed at advancing stem-......

Full article >>> rt, the Wisconsin proposal spreads the bet and builds upon the states longstanding research strengths. In other states, the rush to compete with California is apparently producing proposals that are more limited.

New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey has asked the Legislature to spend $500 million to fund stem-cell research; some lawmakers want to increase that to $1 billion. In Connecticut, a $1......

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Stem-cell research is an important part of Wisconsins research strategy, but that strategy includes other important disciplines, as well.

Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council and the Wisconsin Innovation Network. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison.

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