Monday, July 30, 2007

Could Hans Keirstead be more of a snake-oil salesman?

This is sickening - getting a paralyzed 19-year-old to donate a trust fund of $200,000 (planned for a house) for Keirstead's embryonic stem cell research. This is so unethical. By promising to cure someone and then accepting their donation, Keirstead is the stem cell research community's version of Benny Hinn.

Keirstead also repeats the claim (next year we'll be treating spinal cord patients with embryonic stem cells) he and his corporate partner Geron have been making for years.

Scientists at UC-Irvine received $7.9 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine in March of 2007 for embryonic stem cell research. So even with corporate backing and access to loads of tax dollars, Keirstead is still trying to sucker people into believing he needs private citizens to donate or else he won't be able to get people out of wheelchairs.


  1. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Hans Keirstead here. I was offered this $200,000 donation, and turned it down.

    Your post is incorrect.

  2. Yes, I noted that you thankfully turned down the donation offer in a post the next day.

    You still falsely claimed in 2007 that you'd be treating spinal cord patients with embryonic stem cells in the next year.

    Did you start treating patients in 2008 or not? Have you started yet?

  3. Anonymous10:51 AM

    How long has stem cell resesrch being going on? Has anyone actually been cured? No of course not....what a waste of millions of dollars....They should drug test Hans Kierstead!!