Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                  JULY 30, 2003
                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

                                GERON CORPORATION

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                      0-20859                 75-2287752
 (State or Other Jurisdiction    (Commission File Number)      (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                                   Identification Number)

          230 Constitution Drive                                   94025
          Menlo Park, California                                 (Zip Code)
 (Address of principal executive offices)

                                 (650) 473-7700
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Item 7. Exhibits

   (c)   Exhibits

99.1   Press Release dated July 30, 2003.

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure

     Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Release Nos. 33-8216 and
34-47583, Geron Corporation is furnishing this information under Items 9 and 12
of Form 8-K.

     The information in this Current Report is being furnished and shall not be
deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The
information in this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into
any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of
1933, as amended.

     On July 30, 2003, Geron Corporation issued an earnings release announcing
its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2003. A copy
of the earnings release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                              GERON CORPORATION

Date:    July 30, 2003          By: /s/ William D. Stempel_
                              Name: William D. Stempel
                             Title: Vice President and General Counsel

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX


       99.1          Press Release dated July 30, 2003.