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Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to three scientists over hepatitis C virus discovery – ABC News

The discoveries by Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice and Briton Michael Houghton mean there is now a chance of eradicating the hepatitis C virus — a goal …



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Two Americans and a Briton have won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine for identifying the hepatitis C virus.
Key points:

  • 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…

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