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By Lucette Moramarco
Associate Editor 

Initiative would benefit stem cell research


Last updated 3/13/2020 at 4:24am

While it is estimated that more than 60,000 people in San Diego County are affected by Parkinson's disease, there are at least 70 residents here in the Fallbrook area who have it. These figures mean a proposed initiative for funding research for regenerative medicine could have a significant impact on many local families.

Back in 2004, Proposition 71 was approved by almost 60% of voters in California. As a result, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine was established and partially funded.

According to CIRM, which has invested $3 billion in stem cell research, it "supports rese...

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