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Monday, April 15, 2013

Did you know...

Did you know that DNA and RNA nucleotide changes can have minor to drastic effects on a person? An article in Bioline's recently posted vol. 108 no. 1 issue of Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz ("Response to treatment in Brazilian patients with chronic hepatitis C is associated with a single-nucleotide polymorphism near the interleukin-28B gene") studies Brazilian patients who suffer from chronic hepatitis C. These patients responded to treatments differently based on a single-nucleotide polymorphism near the interleukin 28B-gene. This research may determine the best course of treatment for a patient depending on the change near the interleukin-28B gene. 

Want to learn more? Read other articles from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz vol. 108 no. 1 here: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=oc&year=2013&vol=108&num=01&keys=v108N1.

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