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HPV's Peculiarities, From Infection to Disease

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Science  29 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5722, pp. 619
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5722.619

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Summary

Human papillomavirus comes in more than 100 different varieties that infect different cells, but fewer than half of those infect the genitalia; some cause cancer, some cause warts, and some don't seem to do much of anything.