One wonders who may have engaged five different groups to challenge the data from WPI and come up with the same conclusion on the same day:
http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/108 This study highlights the ubiquitous presence of mouse DNA in laboratory specimens and offers a means of rigorous validation for future studies of murine retroviruses in human disease.
http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/109 It is, therefore, vital that contamination by mouse DNA be monitored with adequately sensitive assays in all samples tested.
http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/110 In the investigation of XMRV infection in patients of CFS and prostate cancer, researchers should prudently evaluate the test kits for the presence of endogenous MLV as well as XMRV genomes prior to PCR and RT-PCR tests.
http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/111 We propose that XMRV might not be a genuine human pathogen.
http://www.retrovirology.com/content/7/1/112 These findings raise important questions regarding the provenance of XMRV and its potential connection to human disease.
Contamination, contamination, and contamination everywhere…
- If its contamination, why aren’t the control groups testing positive in the same numbers as people with ME/CFS?
- And why is there an antibody response? Seems like someone is desperate on a mission there...