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A Man in a Hurry

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Science  05 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5407, pp. 1434-1435
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5407.1434

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Michael West, the founder of the biotech firms Geron Corp. and Origen Therapeutics and current president of Advanced Cell Technology, has been relentless in funding and promoting stem cell and other research that could lead to ways to rejuvenate diseased tissues. In so doing, he had earned praise for his vision and energy as well as criticism for his bulldog approach.