The voting on the 20 nominees for Stem Cell Person of the Year finished at midnight last night.
After more than 1,000 votes, we have the top 10 finalists.
These ten are some of the most remarkable people in the world of stem cells today. They have all had great impact, but in very diverse ways.
They run the spectrum from patient advocates to the President of CIRM to a host of top stem cell researchers. Patient advocates Ted Harada and Judy Roberson have the top two spots in terms of votes.
Now I have the tough task of picking just one winner as the Stem Cell Person of the Year. The awardee wins international recognition as the top outside the box thinker and positive impactor of the year and a $2,000 prize. You can read more about all the 20 people who were nominated here.