By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) plans to use $40 million to fund projects that will combine stem cell research with genomics research resources.

CIRM said on Tuesday that its governing board has approved the funding to create one or two Stem Cell Genomics Centers of Excellence at universities in California. The new centers will serve as genomics resources for state scientists who may not otherwise have access to such technologies.

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