A handpicked candidate to head California's stem cell research funding agency has reportedly withdrawn from consideration.
Alan Bernstein, who outgoing California Institute for Regenerative Medicine chair Robert Klein was pushing to lead the agency as executive chairman, withdrew his nomination, according to the California Stem Cell Report blog.
Klein would not confirm that Bernstein had withdrawn. “That’s possible,” he said, adding that he was waiting for a call from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office regarding the governor’s nomination for chair.