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CIRM Governing Board Delays Decision on Vice Chairman; Roth Cites Qualifications

The governing board for California's stem cell agency will not vote for a new vice chairman this week as previously expected. Citing conflict among the schedules of members, the governance subcommittee of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee postponed a Jan. 23 meeting to discuss the issue — effectively precluding action by the full ICOC board.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.