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Moratorium on Possible Genetic Alteration of Human Race on Agenda Tomorrow at California Stem Cell Agency

The select panel that helps the $3 billion California stem cell agency set  research standards meets tomorrow and Friday in Los Angeles, its first session since 2013.


The agenda appears modest but it does include a discussion involving possible genetic modifications to the human race and the germ line letter signed by...

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California’s Stem Cell Bank and Its Fujifilm Moment

California’s Stem Cell Bank and Its Fujifilm Moment

A CIRM slide from last week on the Cellular Dynamic stem cell bank project.
Remember the “Kodak Moment?” California’s $3 billion stem cell agency yesterday experienced a “Fujifilm Moment.”


It came when the Japanese firm announced it was buying Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) for $307 million. That doubled...

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Three-Month Birthday: California Dances Forward With its Fast Track Stem Cell Plan

Three-Month Birthday: California Dances Forward With its Fast Track Stem Cell Plan

Randy Mills' chart last week on changes coming as a result of CIRM 2.0
On New Year’s Eve, the California stem cell agency and its relatively new president, Randy Mills, kicked off a radical and fresh way to hand out money to researchers and speed development...

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California’s Stem Cell Directors Adjourn, More News Coming up Tomorrow

The directors of the California stem cell agency have adjourned their meeting in Berkeley. We do not expect additional stories today but will have more tomorrow including an update on the agency's search for a new home and an overview of the progress o...

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$25 Million for Stem Cell Research Plus Sharp Criticism of California Stem Cell Board

$25 Million for Stem Cell Research Plus Sharp Criticism of California Stem Cell Board

The California stem cell agency today approved $25.2 million for preclinical research aimed at speeding development of therapies for afflictions that include arthritis, Alzheimer's and “bubble boy” syndrome.



The action came during an agency governing board session that was marked by sharp criticism from an executive with a La Jolla firm associated with...

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California Stem Cell Awards $7.7 Million for Therapy to Alter Arthritis Progress

The governing board of the California stem cell agency today approved $7.7 million to develop the first therapy that would alter the progression of osteoarthritis.

The action came on a proposal by Daryll D’Lima of Scripps Health, whose application was rejected earlier by reviewers of the agency and its staff. 

D’Lima told the board that arthritis is the No....

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California Okays $1.7 Million for Alzheimer’s Treatment

Directors of the California stem cell agency today all but approved a $1.7 million award to a Salk researcher to develop a therapy that would alter the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

The action came on a 11-1-1 vote.

Researcher David Schubert of the Salk Institute appealed to the board to overturn rejection of the proposal by...

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Voting Conflict List on California Stem Cell Preclinical Awards

Here is the list of California stem cell agency directors with conflicts of interest on today's preclinical research awards. The list comes from the stem cell agency. The directors on the list are not allowed to vote on the applications in question. &n...

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$32 Million or $16 Million for California Preclinical Stem Cell Research?

The California stem cell agency board has begun discussion of the preclinical awards to be approved today. Reviewers approved five grants totaling $15.8 million. Three rejected researchers are asking the board to approve another $16 million. The board ...

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Four Applications Submitted Under CIRM 2.0 Fast-track Plan

CIRM President Randy Mills has begun his update on the status of CIRM 2.0 and has even mentioned the possibility of CIRM 2.1 in the not too distant future. His slides can be found here.He said the first application under CIRM 2.0 will be sent to the fu...

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