Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Photo: Reuters Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Photo: Reuters
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Photo: Reuters

Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice for hepatitis C discovery

  • The three were honoured for their ‘decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis’, the jury said
  • The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and prize money of about US$1.1 million

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Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Photo: Reuters Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Photo: Reuters
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Photo: Reuters
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