Models genetic diversity by summarizing a large input dataset into an epitome, a short sequence capturing many overlapping subsequences from the dataset. Create Epitome is an interactive program (created via Silverlight) and a command-line program for Windows. Given a weighted set of amino-acid sequences, it creates a new amino-acid sequence that covers input sequences. It works step-by-step, producing an output line after each step. The possible steps include: combining two input sequences that overlap, adding an input sequence to an output component with which it overlap, combining two output components that overlap.