Thanks, Wayne. I recently sent her links to CFSAC Science Day (which has a good collection of talks from well-known ME/CFS researchers) and also some CAA webinars which talked about various biological findings in ME/CFS. I agree that my bigger concerns aren't centered on XMRV (although it is important to pursue this) but rather that if XMRV is not it, scientists, researchers, universities, and the government will go back to "business as usual" -- i.e. ignoring ME/CFS for another 25 years. We need to do a better job of "selling" ME/CFS as an illness worth investigating whether it is related or not to a virus. The medical journals are full of non-novel studies, analyses of huge data sets, case reports of rare illnesses but no one seems to realize that yes, you might be taking some risk with ME/CFS research but that is how great researchers are made, through discovery/ investigation/ treatment of new/ mysterious illnesses, not through repeating what everyone else is doing.