The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 goes to….
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and
Charles M. Rice, jointly
for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.
Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media
Their contribution, the discovery of Hepatitis C virus, revealed the cause of the cases of chronic hepatitis and made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives. This is science. This is what inspires us to get up in the morning and go to work. Congratulations Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M Rice!!!
The official award announcement : https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/2020/summary/
Hear Dr. Charles Rice talk about his research at the Rockefeller University’s press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxrq20WUtLw&feature=youtu.be