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O'Keefe lab blog on Mayer pre-xmrv2 paper

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by currer, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. currer

    currer Senior Member

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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Seems the message is that the negative PCR studies for contamination or real infection are invalidated and should be withdrawn. Final word on XMRV, I don't think so. Also it seems that other studies which did identify XMRV but dismissed the findings as contamination should be reexamined. You can't have assays finding contamination in one instance, and then not in another - converse of the argument they used to dismiss XMRV in the BWGS.
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    A very interesting comment by O'Keefe in response to a post by an old friend :eek:
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    Agreed, O'Keefe seems to be capable of thinking. TM specializes in reiteration.
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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    His response seems shrill and desperate. My, how loopy the anti-XMRV mob can get at times, lol
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    currer Senior Member

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    The really interesting thing about this paper is that it is evident there is more to find out about these MRVs and the problems with PCR sequencing at such low copy numbers. I agree with Bob that this area of research will continue to be studied, whatever happens with Lipkin, as it is obvious that some retrovirologists are dissatisfied with the current orthodoxy and want the challenge this area offers.
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    Simple lesson: stop using PCR.
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    The more I read Dr. O'Keefe's blog and her responses, the more I like her!
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