FDA Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial In Humans Biotech company Geron Corp. will conduct a human clinical trial on patients with spinal cord injuries, using a federally approved line of embryonic stem cells. The approval is the first of its kind in the world. Stem cell experts discuss the significance of the decision.
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FDA Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial In Humans

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FDA Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial In Humans

FDA Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial In Humans

FDA Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial In Humans

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Biotech company Geron Corp. will conduct a human clinical trial on patients with spinal cord injuries, using a federally approved line of embryonic stem cells. The approval is the first of its kind in the world. Stem cell experts discuss the significance of the decision.

Guests:

Thomas Okarma, president and CEO, Geron Corporation, Menlo Park, Calif.

Sean J. Morrison, director, University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology, Ann Arbor, Mich.