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Genetic Variant Foretells Hepatitis C Drug Effectiveness

June 18, 2010

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New research has identified a genetic variation associated with a poor response to Hepatitis C treatment. Of potentially great clinical significance, this variation is completely different from Hepatitis C genotype.

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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