It’s All About Money?

According to the Los Angeles Times, Geron abandoned embryonic stem cell research and clinical trials solely of money. Wesley Smith does not believe it for a minute, as he writes in the Weekly Standard. Read them both and decide for yourself.

Having formerly lived in Southern California, I for one do trust the LA Times to get a story straight. Not only that, I simply do not trust the LA Times to put their biases aside and report the facts about a case. I can believe that Geron was strapped for cash, but with the potential for this research and the money-bags at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, I find it difficult to believe that private investors were not dumping wads of cash into their laps. I think somethings else is going on and I would love to see the media dig to bottom of it.

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Professor of Biochemistry at Spring Arbor University (SAU) in Spring Arbor, MI. Have been at SAU since 1999. Author of The Stem Cell Epistles. Before that I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA (1997-1999), and Sussex University, Falmer, UK (1994-1997). I studied Cell and Developmental Biology at UC Irvine (PhD 1994), and Microbiology at UC Davis (MA 1986, BS 1984).