Union Tribune San Diego, Keith Darcé, January 26, 2011:  The $1.1 billion that California taxpayers have provided for stem cell research in the state is generating 2,739 jobs annually, according to a report being released today by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Since most of the research work still focuses on early basic science work and studies in animals, the funding has mainly created jobs tied to laboratory construction and positions for new scientists, assistants and lab technicians, the study said. Read entire article »