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What is liver disease?
Liver disease is a condition that impairs the normal function of the liver, which performs important roles in filtering toxins, processing nutrients, and producing bile. It can be caused by various factors such as infections, alcohol abuse, metabolic and autoimmune disorders, and some medications. Symptoms can include fatigue, jaundice, and abdominal pain. Treatment depends on the cause and severity of the disease.
How is biotechnology revolutionizing the treatment of liver disease?
Biotechnology offers new, innovative treatments for liver disease such as gene and stem cell therapy, and bio-artificial liver devices. It is also being used to develop better diagnostic tools for earlier and more accurate detection.
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