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HPV vaccination for boys called into question

Texas Governor Rick Perry has taken a lot of flak for mandating that adolescent girls in the Lone Star State should be vaccinated against the human pappilomavirus (HPV). But Perry’s policy might have a strong scientific grounding. According to a report published today in PLoS Medicine, blanket vaccinating young girls might be the most effective way of curbing the cancer-causing virus. 

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