This week in #ScienceNews and #Innovation, it’s Nobel week! On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M Rice for their discovery of Hepatitis C virus.

2020 Nobel medicine prize awarded to US-British trio for Hepatitis C  discovery

And, with the US presidential election looming, scientists are reflecting on how Donald Trump’s presidency has impacted science over the last 4 years. Take a look at this time-line of events.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a coronavirus press conference with Dr Birx and Dr Fauci in the background.

(Image Credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Finally, as the need for mass COVID-19 testing continues worldwide, saliva screening is beginning to gain traction.

Test tube testing image