Michael Snyderman, MD:
Sol Spiegelman was highly respected and was awarded a Lasker prize for his work with nucleic acids. This is often a prelude to the Nobel prize.
Robert Gallo respected his work enough to pursue it. Unfortunately Spiegelman died relatively young and his laboratory closed. Robert Gallo moved on to HIV.
Nothing further happened with MLRVs and thirty years was lost until the Cleveland Clinic and WPI published their studies.
We, that is we cancer patients, and we CFS patients lost thirty years and don't want to lose any more time needlessly. Much work remains and must start now.