The only way to better comprehend how any germ or virus interact with the human body is to repeat and study a large sum of people with the certain characteristic. Researches at the University of Oxford want to provide new information of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and how the genome interacts and changes the virus. The only way to reveal more information is to study deeply within the material. A 500 patient study found within the genome two places where genetic variation in calibration with the immune system. This new found information will allow scientist to create treatments that better highlight the type of HCV that person.
I think this information is a great step in helping patients suffering from the symptoms of HCV, they will be provided with treatments that are better suited for their specific virus. This like many other genetic mutations are coming to light, but without the technology to read the genome scientists would have no idea how to better help the lives of their patients.