Virus-Hunting Trio Wins Nobel For Hepatitis C Discovery

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Two Americans and a Briton won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine for identifying the Hepatitis C virus, in work spanning decades that has helped to limit the spread of the fatal disease and develop antiviral drugs to cure it. The discoveries by scientists Harvey Alter, Charles Rice and Michael Houghton meant there was now a chance of eradicating the Hepatitis C virus.



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