By Alex Philippidis

California's budget squeeze and the ongoing economic slump have delayed two of the 12 facility projects for which the state's stem-cell agency approved a total $271 million in grants last year — at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Buck Institute for Age Research — though one of the projects has raised enough money to have just started pre-construction work, and the other hopes to break ground next year.

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