Pioneer firm abandons embryonic stem-cell research
November 15, 2011
Geron Corporation, a pioneer in embryonic stem-cell research, has announced that it is abandoning that field.
After years of touting the potential applications of embryonic stem-cell research, Geron has found that it cannot continue raising funds for its programs. Venture capitalists have evidently become skeptical about the researchers' claims.
- Stem cell pioneer Geron exiting such research, laying off staff, to focus on cancer drug tests (Washington Post)
- Geron Abandons Embryonic-Stem-Cell Research (National Review)
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Nov. 15, 2011 7:58 PM ET USA
Thank God! Money is always the bottom line, and now the embryonic stem cell researchers can quit wasting it.
Posted by: John Holecek -
Nov. 15, 2011 6:03 PM ET USA
Glory to God, indeed! I am full of joy.
Posted by: normnuke -
Nov. 15, 2011 5:33 PM ET USA
I suppose we shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth or anywhere else, but it would have been nice if they had abandoned this dreadful line of meddling on ethical grounds instead of simply because it wasn't paying.
Posted by: AgnesDay -
Nov. 15, 2011 4:08 PM ET USA
Glory to God!