Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Putting a muzzle on Turner

"On Friday, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler received a letter from a law firm representing Celltex Therapeutics Corp., a Texas stem cell company, which lately has been at the epicenter of a mounting, tangled controversy. It asked him, in essence, to muzzle Leigh Turner, PhD, a U of M professor of bioethics who raised questions about Celltex and its relationship to a prominent bioethicist."

"To say that academics and ethicists throughout the country are awaiting Kaler’s response with bated breath is the mother of all understatements."

"Yesterday, in response to MinnPost’s inquiry, U of M General Counsel Mark Rotenberg said the university is “carefully evaluating the letters.”

Read the article by Beth Hawkins at MinnPost, on the latest legal threat from Celltex.

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