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Nobel awarded to Charles Rice for hepatitis C discoveries at School of Medicine

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Research fueled advances that have saved millions of lives

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded Monday, Oct. 5, to three scientists for the discovery of hepatitis C virus, an insidious and deadly blood-borne virus. One of those scientists — virologist Charles M. Rice —  conducted his seminal work while on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis from 1986 to 2000. Rice, now at Rockefeller University in New York City, was awarded the prize along with Harvey J. Alter, MD, of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Michael Houghton of the University of Alberta in Canada.

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