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California’s Stem Cell Agency Ponders Its Future in Light of Budget Woes

March 19, 2012 | 8:31 am

California’s Stem Cell Agency Ponders Its Future in Light of Budget Woes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creation of California’s stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions. The taxpayer-funded institute wielded the extraordinary power to dole out $3 billion in bond proceeds […]

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May 4, 2011 | 1:26 pm

CIRM Awards $25 Million for FDA’s First Embryonic Stem Cell Clinical Trial

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The California Institute of Research Medicine (CIRM), headquartered in San Francisco, announced today that it had: …approved a $25 million award to support the first FDA-approved clinical trial based on cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. The award to Menlo Park-based Geron, Corp, will support the company’s on-going early phase trial for people with […]

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