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2020 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of hepatitis c virus

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the "discovery of Hepatitis C virus" has been awarded jointly the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Harvey J. Alter, chief  is an American medical researcher, virologist, and physician who is best known for his work that led to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. He is the chief of infectious disease section in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Michael Houghton is a British scientist. The co-discoverer of hepatitis C virus in 1989. He also co-discovered the Hepatitis D genome in 1986. Houghton is currently Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology and Li Ka Shing Professor of Virology at the University of Alberta where he is also Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute.

Charles M. Rice is an American virologist whose main area of research is hepatitis C virus. He is a professor of virology at the Rockefeller University.

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