Study Suggests Bats May Be Common Reservoir for Hepatitis C-related Viruses | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bats can carry a wide range of viral representatives resembling hepatitis C virus, a new study suggests.

In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, an international group led by investigators at Columbia University used RNA sequencing to look at the sorts of viruses found in blood samples from hundreds of bats collected in Africa and Central America.

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