Two Americans and a Briton have won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine for identifying the hepatitis C virus.
- Research into the virus started in the 1960s
- Hepatitis C’s identification made it possible to develop tests to greatly reduce the spread of the disease, which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer
- The Nobel Foundation has cancelled the annual banquet for winners in Stockholm in December
The discoveries by Harvey Alter, Charles Rice and Brit…