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Michael Houghton

Michael Houghton
Director, Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis Research
Leader of a scientific team at the
Chiron Corporation
Emeryville, California

2000 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research

For pioneering work leading to the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C and the development of screening methods that reduced the risk of blood transfusion-associated hepatitis in the U.S. from 30% in 1970 to virtually zero in 2000.

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In his remarks at the 2000 Lasker Awards ceremony, Leon E. Rosenberg, a member of the 2000 Lasker Awards Jury, comments on the character of this year's winners of the 2000 Award for Clinical Medical Research.

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