Washington Post coverage of Geron halting its stem cell trial on spinal cord injury

Lots in the papers this morning about the US company, Geron, halting its stem cell study on spinal cord injury.

I thought I would share this coverage from the Washington Post.

Geron’s decision highlights a lot of interesting issues around science funding..

..the long-term nature of science
…the difficulties for the private sector in keeping shareholders on side for such a long-term venture
…..the importance therefore of public funding in sustaining this sort of work
……and, as the Post says, the ‘fledgling’ nature of the stem cell ‘market’ if I can put it like that.

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