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Culture Systems for Hepatitis C Virus in Sight at Last

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Science  10 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5728, pp. 1539-1541
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5728.1539

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The inability to grow this widespread pathogen in laboratories has delayed the development of more-effective drugs and a vaccine; now two labs this week published evidence online of cell culture systems that can grow relatively high levels of HCV, one of which appeared in Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1114016).