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From Virus To Vaccine

Once rivals, Laura Koutsky, left, and Dr. Nancy Kiviat, a pathologist, long ago mended their rift so they could "have the world!" Their collaborative research was pivotal, proving HPV-16 infections take only months, rather than decades, to develop pre-cancerous signs. That laid the groundwork for testing a vaccine.