Study examines technique to prevent HCV spread

03/18/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

U.S. researchers said they pinpointed 96 genes linked to the replication of the hepatitis C virus. They also were able to prevent the spread of the virus by blocking several of the genes using small interfering RNAs. If validated in additional studies, the process could be used as a treatment for HCV infection along with other antiviral drugs, the study authors said.

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