Mindy Kitei said...:
Fabulous find, Anonymous. Here's Table 1 from that study: (http://www.retrovirology.com/content/2/1/17 (See Table 1.)
Factors that led to consensus that human retroviruses did not exist
1. Failure to discover them after an extensive survey by many investigators in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
2. Ease of detection in animal models because of extensive virema.
3. Difficulties in growing primary human cells.
4. Results showing human sera with complement lysed animal retroviruses.
IR said...: Ease of detection in animal models because of extensive virema. They just ddi teh monkey study on XMRV and found exactly teh same !!