Michael Houghton

1949 - Today

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Sir Michael Houghton (born 1949) is a British scientist and Nobel Prize laureate. Along with Qui-Lim Choo, George Kuo and Daniel W. Bradley, he co-discovered Hepatitis C in 1989. He also co-discovered the Hepatitis D genome in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Houghton has received more than 12,727 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Michael Houghton is the 230th most popular biologist (down from 168th in 2019), the 1,333rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,049th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Biologist.

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Among biologists, Michael Houghton ranks 230 out of 1,097Before him are James Dwight Dana, Clair Cameron Patterson, George Smith, Francisco Varela, Humberto Maturana, and Carl Bernhard von Trinius. After him are Charles M. Rice, Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger, Ludwik Fleck, Carl Gustav Carus, Howard Martin Temin, and Vladimir Demikhov.

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Among people born in 1949, Michael Houghton ranks 136Before him are Ariel Henry, Slavenka Drakulić, Ken Wilber, Tom Pryce, Manuel Orantes, and Shing-Tung Yau. After him are Alexander Godunov, Billy Gibbons, Robert Sternberg, Patrick Duffy, Jeremy Corbyn, and Georges Leekens.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Houghton ranks 1,333 out of 8,785Before him are Charles Frederick Worth (1825), Ian Anderson (1947), Martin Gore (1961), Geraldine McEwan (1932), Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (1424), and Blanche of Lancaster (1345). After him are John Russell Hind (1823), Victor Turner (1920), Edward Walter Maunder (1851), Malcolm McLaren (1946), Horace Walpole (1717), and James Glaisher (1809).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Michael Houghton ranks 37Before him are Oldfield Thomas (1858), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Thomas Browne (1605), Joseph Banks (1743), Desmond Morris (1928), and Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942). After him are Nehemiah Grew (1641), William Aiton (1731), Richard Henderson (1945), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), John Lindley (1799), and Francis Darwin (1848).