Thursday, July 26, 2012

Disease Team Round Hits $151 Million with Final Action

Directors of the California stem cell agency approved an additional $20 million disease team grant today before adjourning their meeting. The grant brought the disease team round to a total of $151 million.

The award went to Judith  Shizuru  of Stanford. Scientist Irv Weissman and Robert Klein, former chairman of the stem cell agency, both spoke on behalf of her appeal of a negative decision by grant reviewers. 

At the suggestion of the current board chairman, J.T. Thomas, the board placed conditions on the grant would stipulate Stanford pick up certain unknown, additional costs if necessary. 

Here is a link to the CIRM press release on today's action.

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