Genomics: Hepatitis C virus gets personal.

Abstract

A staggering 170 million people are persistently infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), including 1–1.7% of people in the United States and roughly the same proportion in the European Union. HCV infection causes a slowly progressive liver disease that can lead to cirrhosis over several decades. People can be infected by one of several genetic types of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/461357a

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