This article was originally published April 7.

Roche Diagnostics and a number of Spanish collaborators have launched a study that will use 454 sequencing to profile hepatitis B and C virus populations in patients in order to identify drug-resistant viral quasispecies, Roche said last week.

For the project, Roche has partnered with the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Research in Barcelona, the Networking Biomedical Research Centre in Liver and Digestive Diseases, and software producer Advanced Biological Laboratories Therapy Edge Spain.

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