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Stanford group wins $40 million grant to launch stem cell genomics center
Sacramento Bee

California Wednesday launched a $40 million effort that is aimed both at creating medical treatments tailored for patients’ genetic makeup and making the state a world leader in the fledgling field of stem cell genomics.

Directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency approved the grant to a seven-member consortium led by Stanford University on a 6-2 vote. The governing board has 29 members. Most of those not voting at the meeting in Berkeley were disqualified because of conflicts of interest.