Differing prospects for the future of using gene therapy to treat infections with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus.

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Infections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses (HBV and HCV) are major global causes of liver diseases, often become chronic, and may be complicated by cirrhosis and liver cancer. Although HBV and HCV share common clinical features, their molecular biology is very different. HBV is a DNA virus that replicates by a mechanism that involves reverse… (More)

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