Even GTO is sick of this story. Wired reports that California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the stem cell agency, just had to disqualify 10 research groups that it had previously awarded grants. The groups were charged with conflict of interest problems because "officials at the research institutions applying for multimillion-dollar grants also hold positions at CIRM," the article says.

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