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He's stem-cell agnostic. He doesn't care what kind of stem cells he uses to build his organs, as long as they're safe.
That itself is a new development in the stem-cell battle. There's no longer a zero-sum game, embryonic stem cells versus amniotic stem cells versus iPS cells. Scientists have realized that, as Rao says, there's no perfect stem cell. "Really the right cell for the right job." So we need to develop them all.We agree. Here's a page with charts showing the range of stem cell types we've funded.
The story is worth a read, as much for the amazing science as for the insight into stem cell politics.