In the early, online version of Nucleic Acids Research, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Alison McBride and her colleagues report on a repository for papillomavirus genomic sequence-related data. The web-based resource, dubbed Papillomavirus Episteme, or PaVE, is freely available to members of the research community, study authors say, and is home to data on hundreds of papillomavirus genome sequences.

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