GERN EPS due before open Monday

GERON ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE 2006 THIRD QUARTER
MENLO PARK, Calif., October 27, 2006 – Geron Corporation (Nasdaq: GERN) will announce its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2006, on Monday, October 30, 2006, prior to the opening of the equity market. Thomas B. Okarma, Ph.D., M.D., Geron’s chief executive officer, and David L. Greenwood, Geron’s chief financial officer, will host a conference call for analysts and investors following the announcement at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST.