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Chiron Corporation - Discovery of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
A team of scientists, working at the Chiron Corporation, discover, clone and sequence the Hepatitis C virus - the causative agent of Non-A Non-B Hepatitis (NANBH).

The pioneering work of scientist Michael Houghton, Ph.D. and colleagues Qui-Lim Choo, Ph.D. and George Kuo, Ph.D. goes back as far as 1982.

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Type: Development
Location: USA
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2 Articles in Science 1989 - Choo, et al. - HCV
HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) is finally isolated and fully identified in April 1989.

Now it becomes clear that the vast majority of cases of NANBH were in fact due to HCV.

Source: Choo QL, Kuo G, Weiner AJ, Overby LR, Bradley DW, Houghton M. Isolation of a cDNA clone derived from a blood-borne non-A, non-B viral hepatitis genome. Science 1989;244:359-362
Type: Articles / Development
Location: USA
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