X-Message-Number: 12195
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 20:08:25 -0700
From: Olaf Henny <>
Subject: Heart tissue through Geron's stem cell technology

A few days ago I posted Message #12175: Cryo-Preserve Tissue of 
Transplant Replaced Organ.  My thoughts were triggered by the 
news of heart replacement surgery in a small, 18 months old boy.  
The idea was to cryopreserve sample tissue of the old heart for 
cloning once the technology had evolved, so that the boy can have 
a replica of his own heart back, gene corrected for the defect, 
which necessitated the replacement in the first place.  Today I 
found the following exchange in sci.life-extension:

>Lee wrote:
> Geron has jumped about $1.50 in the last two and a half days of
> trading. Does anyone have a clue as to what is happening?

Geron's recent announcement that their embryonic stem cell technology had 
been utilized to produce functioning heart muscle cells and the suggestion 
that they might be able to replace scar tissue in persons with heart attacks, 
might have had something to do with the recent increase in their stock price.

Thomas Mahoney, Pres.
Lifeline Laboratories, Inc.

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