XMRV tie to chronic fatigue debunked

Virus previously tied to syndrome was lab contaminant, studies suggest

By Laura Sanders, 14:26 PM September 22, 2011

A meticulous study has failed to confirm a connection between chronic fatigue syndrome and a family of viruses that includes XMRV. Nine laboratories — including the two that originally identified a link — could not reliably detect the viruses in blood cells from patients with the mysterious and controversial condition, researchers report online September 22 in Science.

In another blow, one of the labs that contributed to the original study retracted its key result because some of the sample...

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