Purified somatic cell reprogramming factors are described herein. The factors are particularly useful alone or in combination with at least one effector of cellular metabolism, in order to generate at least one reprogramming somatic cell. Methods for using at least one somatic cell reprogramming factor and at least one somatic cell reprogramming enhancing factor are provided. Additionally, the cells generated from the methods are also described. The methods and cells may find use in personalized medicine applications.