Geron Sells Embryonic Stem Cell Business

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. Wesley alludes to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. CIRM was established after voters in 2004 approved a state ballot initiative, Proposition 71, which funded embryonic stem cell/human cloning research using $3 billion in bonds (only $859 million remains). CIRM has come under tremendous criticism from outside authorities. I …

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LA Times Circles the Wagons on ESCR

By Wesley J. Smith Consider this an addendum to my Weekly Standard piece on media bias in reporting the collapse of Geron’s embryonic stem cell project that came out on Saturday. The LA Times finally got around to reporting the Geron collapse. Apparently, it had to figure out how to circle the wagons around embryonic …

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All the News That’s Fit to Forget

Why you’re not hearing much about embryonic stem cells these days. By Wesley J. Smith For years, the media touted the promise of embryonic stem cells. Year after year, Geron Corporation announced that its embryonic stem cell treatment for acute spinal cord injury would receive FDA approval “next year” for human testing. And year after …

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