Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

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

                                NOVEMBER 12, 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 November 12, 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  November  12,  2003,  Geron  Corporation  issued  an  earnings  release
announcing  its financial  results for the three and nine months ended
September 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:    November 12, 2003          By:      /s/ William D. Stempel
                                    Name:    William D. Stempel
                                    Title:   Vice President and General Counsel

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX


      99.1          Press Release dated November 12, 2003.