Finally . All it took was about 2 weeks to solve those plagiarism problems.
As you might have guessed the web site which was supposedly experiencing technical difficulties has text which is quite different than the original plagiarized web site. Gone is the "frequently asked questions" section which had a number of different web pages filled with information taken word for word from other web sites. According to the web site, the "frequently asked questions" section "is currently being updated and will be available soon." Updating information on a web site takes more than two weeks?
Also notice the hilarious claim that the "MCSCRC does not and cannot express support for any piece of legislation or political petition related to stem cell research." On the side bar they link to a news article describing the group's press conference ("Coalition pushes state to ease stem cell limits") and it's fairly obvious what their opinion is on Michigan's legislation.
They also describe Michigan's law by saying Michigan "runs the risk of falling behind these other states. One way Michigan can attract and create new jobs is to promote research in stem cells and other life sciences."
Basically, without their plagiarized information, this web site currently has little to offer someone looking to be educated about stem cell research, the different kinds of stem cells, where stem cells come from, etc.
I may have spoken too soon. It looks as though they still might have some random information on their current law page (scroll all the way down) which appears might have been taken from this speech by David Paterson.
Under the "The Economic Aspect of Stem Cell Research for New York State," Paterson discusses how stem cell research might help the state of New York (not Michigan) financially. He says, "Comptroller Hevesi has estimated that new investment in life sciences in New York State could result in 7,000 new jobs directly related to the biotech industry and 15,000 total new jobs. This would produce an estimated $307 million more in state government revenue."
The bottom of the MCSCRC's stem cell page says, "Estimates show that new investments in life sciences with a single state could result in 7,000 new jobs directly related to the biotech industry and 15,000 total new jobs. This would produce an estimated $307 million more in state revenue."
At least this time they listed the following disclaimer above the long list of information on the side: "The following list indicates the adult and embryonic initiatives going on around the country, according to Scientific American, the Houston Chronicle and other sources."