Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons

Over the past several years, scientists have been in hot pursuit of finding an efficient way to directly transform skin cells to brain cells—skipping an intermediate pluripotent step. Genetic approaches have worked to varying degrees. Now, two independent groups report having made the process even simpler, by soaking fibroblasts in combinations of small molecules, thereby obviating the need to tinker with gene expression to turn the cells into neurons.
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