Mature Cardiomyocyte (image) Gladstone Institutes Caption These beating heart cells have been reprogrammed from skin cells using a combination of a chemical cocktail and just one genetic factor (Oct. 4). Reducing scientists' reliance on gene-based reprogramming approaches paves the way for pharmaceutical-based approaches that could more easily translate into successful therapies. Credit Haixia Wang/Gladstone Institutes Usage Restrictions Please contact Gladstone Press Relations for reprint permissions. 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.