Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Illinois Lures Kansas City-Area Stem Cell Researchers

This seems like the next "Manufacturing Belt" job wave...

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Comptroller Dan Hynes are asking some Missouri doctors and scientists involved in stem cell research -- including some in Kansas City -- to consider moving to the Prairie State. The Illinois officials said Monday that they had sent a letter to 30 doctors and scientists conducting stem cell research in Missouri, including some at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Midwest Research Institute and Saint Luke's Health System. Stowers Institute spokeswoman Marie Jennings said she doesn't know who at the institute received the letter. In a written release, the institute said that it has had a good home in Missouri and that it is "very concerned" about recent efforts to ban stem cell research in the state.

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