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Thais ID drug-resistant gene

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A team of Thai researchers has identified a human gene that can cause resistance to the widely used anti-viral drug Efavirenz in HIV patients. 

The discovery was revealed yesterday by Chonlaphat Sukasem, head of Ramathibodi Hospital's Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine Division.

His team conducted research on the link between the CYP2B6 gene and the efficacy of Efavirenz on HIV-positive patients.

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