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As the laureates of the Nobel Prize in medicine or psychology 2020, there have been named American and British virologists Harvey James Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Moen Rice for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.

In a press release on Monday, October 5, the Nobel Assembly of the Swedish Karolinska Institute stated that this year’s Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world.

The seminal discoveries of the three virologists allowed to identify the virus. «Prior to their work, the discovery of the Hepatitis A and B viruses had…

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