Patients and researchers cheered when the action was announced.
The awards of up to $20 million each were ratified by CIRM's governing board, which added two to the six applications approved by reviewers. The original six totalled $113 million. Directors budgeted $243 million for today's round.
Five of the applications involving appeals were sent back by the board for more review. (See here, here and here.) They will be considered again in early September or October.
(Editor's note: This item was updated from an earlier version and the figures increased as the CIRM board added another grant and took additional action.)
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