The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has announced the winners of its 2010 Stem Cell Awareness Day poetry contest. Two winners and two finalists were selected by a panel of three judges; all four will receive "a framed stem cell image of their choice from CIRM’s Flickr" page, according to the agency.

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