NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A review panel at the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) this week will decide whether to approve $40 million to fund several proposals to launch new research centers that would use genomics to pursue human biology, disease, and therapeutics studies.

CIRM's board will decide in a public meeting on Jan. 29 which applications, if any, will receive the funds, which the board set aside for two years specifically for stem cell genomics initiatives.

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