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Independent Citizens Oversight Committee

The report, prepared by an independent state oversight commission, recommended 15 changes that included shrinking the CIRM governing board from the current 29 members to 15; reducing the terms of members from eight to six years; and changing the authority for appointing new board members.

Art Torres, Duane Roth, John Garamendi, John Chiang, Bill Lockyer, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sherry Lansing, Claire Pomeroy, Norris Tolson, Gov. Bev Perdue, Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, W. Steven Burke, Jim Hunt, Virginia Walker, Danny Ludeman, Joe Imbs, William Rolleston, Andreas Luxenburger

Obama Ends hESC Research Restrictions, Connecticut Innovations, Helix Therapeutics, Canadian Forest Nanoproducts Network, Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery, Wisconsin Opportunity Grants, Wisconsin Emerging Industries Skills Partnership, Qatar Science & Technology Park

Earlier this month the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine said it plans to privately sell $200 million in bonds in this and the following fiscal year in case it will be unable to access public capital.

Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.