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Gladstone Institutes

Mature Cardiomyocyte

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

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