NYC scientist, 2 others win Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded Monday to two Americans and a British scientist for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major global health problem that causes liver disease and kills hundreds of thousands each year.Charles Rice, a virologist at The Rockefeller University in Manhattan, will share the award with Harvey Alter, a native New Yorker who works at the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Maryland, and Britain’s Michael Houghton, who teaches at the University of Alberta in Canada.The trio’s work over the years led to the identification of a b…

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