Genetic Variant Foretells Hepatitis C Drug Effectiveness
June 18, 2010
Success of Hepatitis C Drugs May Depend on Gene Variant
Researchers hope to identify patients for whom treatment will be ineffective
SATURDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) — A genetic variant associated with poor response to treatment for hepatitis C infection has been identified by scientists.
The researchers analyzed the DNA of 1,362 hepatitis C patients and pinpointed the variant in those who failed to respond to treatment.
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