Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Michelle Ozbun
Virologist Michelle Ozbun and the TWiV team review the biology of human papillomaviruses.
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Links for this episode:
- Human papillomavirus page at CDC
- Human papillomavirus vaccines page at CDC
- A better test for HPV (pdf)
- Human papillomaviruses and malignancy (review)
- Should smallpox stocks be destroyed? (poll at virology blog)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 126
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Alan – Planting Science – students, teachers, and scientists collaborate on botany experiments
Vincent – CIDRAP – Center for Disease Research and Policy
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