A Nearly Three Decade Long Stem Cell Tale in California
One could say that the latest news involving human embryonic stem cell research and the California stem cell agency stretches back nearly 27 years.
It was then — in 1990 — that Geron, Inc., was incorporated by Michael West who began what eventually turned into a quest for a stem cell therapy for treatment of spinal cord injury.
Yesterday, the Golden State’s stem cell research effort carried an item on its blog, The Stem Cellar, dealing with the latest chapter in that quest. The headline said,
“Full Steam Ahead: First Patient is Dosed in Expanded CIRM Spinal Cord Injury Trial”