Paul Knoepfler, who runs his own research lab at University of California, Davis, will receive special recognition by the Genetics Policy Institute for his advocacy of stem cell research via the blog that he’s been hosting since 2009. Readers of my Forbes blog may recognize Knoepfler’s name, as I’ve often reported his views on stem cell papers and aspects of current therapies in development. He will be presented the GPI’s National Advocacy Award at the organization’s World Stem Cell Summit, which takes place December 4-6 in San Diego. Knoepfler’s first book, Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide, will be published next month, and I will be reviewing it here at Progressive Download.