July 3, 2008
An analysis in Nature's stem cell blog, The Niche, notes that no proposals for nuclear transfer cloning were approved in the latest round of grants awarded by California's stem cell agency, CIRM. In fact, no proposals were funded that called for use of human eggs.
Instead, the focus was on embryonic-like iPS cells and comparisons between iPS and "traditional" ESC.
No proposals were funded regarding adult stem cells either though, except for one that proposed creating stem cells using spermatogonial stem cells, iPS cells, and ESC for comparison.
For a good discussion of this issue regarding using human eggs for cloning, see this recent commentary by Jesse Reynolds.