New hepatitis C culture method
New hepatitis C culture method. Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new culture method for hepatitis C using a human fetal hepatocyte-culture system previously developed in their lab. The new method solves the obstacle of hepatitis C virus replication in hepatocytes (liver cells) and allows culturing of a wide array of virus strains, which should better enable differentiation between strains and more effective treatment strategies.
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