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The human papillomavirus is among the world's most common sexually-transmitted pathogens. Some forms are implicated in cervical, head, neck and skin cancers. Work by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has yielded an ability to easily grow the virus in the lab, an accomplishment that promises to make the virus, whose biology remains murky, far more accessible to biomedical science.
Image credit: courtesy Jean-Yves Sgro/UW-Madison, from data provided by Modis et al.
Photo date: 2005
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