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NEW YORK – A team of researchers from the US, Costa Rica, and France has identified potential microbial markers of cervical pre-cancer progression or clearance in women with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.

"This study demonstrates that features of the cervicovaginal microbiome are associated with [high-risk HPV] progression in a prospective longitudinal cohort," corresponding author Robert Burk, a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his colleagues wrote.

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