Geron Corporation is leaving the field that it helped pioneer. It was a calculated business move to sink so much money into embryonic stem cell-derived stem cells. This illustrates the long, expensive path it takes to make stem cell-based products. Late Monday, the company said it would halt its study of a stem cell-based treatment for spinal cord injury, which is the first embryonic stem cell trial approved in the U.S. Now Geron is putting its stem cell division up for sale.
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