It was surely worthy of a 2nd look, but now that the XMRV theory of CFS / CFIDS has been shown to be false, we might consider removing the XMRV forums here. I just want to add "I told you so" - my first reaction to the WPI announcement of XMRV in CFS patients was that it was concocted, fabricated. Why? - they immediately cited "drugs that are allready approved could treat XMRV affected patients", and therefore it seemed tailored to enhance pharmaGiant drug sales. I suppose we will never know if the original results were fabricated or not, but it certainly fit a pattern of pharmaGiant collusion with medical researchers... and if you want to defend medical researchers then there is a lot of bad history to get around [i.e. "Dr. Scott Reuban fabricated Vioxx studies, found guilty of fraud" - google it!]. If Fibros and CFS patients are not enraged at medical science, they should be. 20 years ago they told me to "hang in there, they are discovering new things all the time, something will come along to help you", and now in 2011 I have no definitive diagnosis, no sympathy from my Doctor or family or friends, my symptoms are progressively worsening. Medical research is limited by it's underlying goal of profitability.