Direct Reprogramming of a Heart Muscle Cell (video) Gladstone Institutes Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is a 3D image of a heart muscle cell that has been derived from a fibroblast via a process called direct reprogramming. Direct reprogramming allows one cell type to transform into another without first transforming into a stem cell. Credit Scott Metzler/Gladstone Institutes Usage Restrictions Please contact Gladstone Press Relations for reprint permissions. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.