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CIRM Awards Tools and Technologies Grants
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine this week announced that it will be funding 23 grants to 18 for-profit and not-for-profit institutions aimed at generating new tools and technologies to overcome barriers in stem cell research. At a meeting of the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee, the 29-member governing board for CIRM, members voted to approve more than $19 million in funding for this round of grants.   

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.