Stem cell dollars: California leads the way

The state's Institute for Regenerative Medicine, created by voter referendum, has proved adept at getting billionaires to fund facilities for stem cell research.

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

UCSF, San Francisco

Benefactor: Ray and Dagmar Dolby

$36 million

Science: It required $123 million to build this architectural marvel alongside a bedrock hill. UCSF researchers are renowned for the progress they're making on potential therapies for neurologic diseases like multiple sclerosis.

- Last updated October 04 2012 06:20 PM ET
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Bad to the bone: A medical horror story

When medical device company Synthes decided to illegally test a bone cement on people, the results were disastrous. A disturbing tale of corporate crime and punishment.

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