Friday, June 10, 2011

How can XMRV contaminate some samples but not others?

To sort out the controversy over the XMRV virus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a key question is - how is it possible (or is it possible) that some researchers claim that they find CFS patients' blood test samples to be "contaminated" with XMRV, but claim blood samples tested from healthy people is not contaminated with XMRV ?  That seems to make no sense. Yet is being used by some researchers to claim XMRV is not involved in CFS in any way. How can the CFS patients blood be contaminated with XMRV but not the healthy people's blood? Is this incompetence, fraud, conspiracy or what? What is the truthful answer to this key and rightfully suspicious question?

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