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Is this what they're worried about?

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by bullybeef, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. bullybeef

    bullybeef Senior Member

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    Please excuse my ignorance, having a difficult time understanding the ins and outs of this contamination story.

    Does the following explain the situation of what theyre worried about?
    http://www.retrovirology.com/content/6/1/86

    I've had this in my favourites for over a year now, and always thought it may become relevant.

    BB
     
  2. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Yes, I've wondered for some time too; and more specifically can anyone answer FOR WHAT PURPOSE such a thing was engineered?
    I just can't get my head around that.
     
  3. Grape Funk

    Grape Funk Senior Member

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    And it just so happens outbreaks occur with unknown etiology. hhhmmmm
     
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    insearchof Senior Member

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    Human gene therapy/to transport drugs to certain sites in the body. I believe they used it in the boy in the plastic bubble illness - which had success but eventuated in these individuals getting cancer.
     
  5. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    I believe they were attmepting to use retorviruses to treat genetic illnesses liek cystic fibrosis by altering flawed genes in the patients? the CF stuff didn't work I know that much, but nto for sure if retroviral agents were used.

    You also have very unethical or just plain damn stupid/careless work being done in corporate and military labs for decades.
    One of the things that has long muddied the HIV issue is the fact the US military was investigating bioweapons specifically targetting the immune system...but we don't know many details of that, ie did they give up on it as they lacked understanding of retrovirsues and lack of tech at the time?

    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/experiment.htm
    And the corporate world is riddled with stupid crap because any scare affects share prices so gets SQUASHED, hard, even if it means their safety practices suck. For example see the recent foot and mouth outbreak in England tracked back to a lab dealing with it.
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826593.500-leaky-disease-labs-get-off-scotfree.html

    and, since it's a big world with much interconnectivity and incredible complexity, such pathogens can come about by pure chance, and since they are so very hard to spot...

    USA's *massive* increase in "biodefence labs" for exmaple, iirc they have increased number of labs/research about 12 fold? is a serious threat to biological safety and NATO *allies* have complained it's WAY beyond that required for defence or safety
    ie get too many accidents are inevitable!
    http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/worries-about-safety-us-biodefense-labs
    http://www.kansas.com/2010/11/16/1590845/array0xc0e3330.html

     

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