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Phylogeny-Directed Search for Murine Leukemia Virus-Like Retroviruses in Vertebrate G

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by Deatheye, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Deatheye

    Deatheye Senior Member

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    Phylogeny-Directed Search for Murine Leukemia Virus-Like Retroviruses in Vertebrate Genomes and in Patients Suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndromeand Prostate Cancer

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/av/2011/341294/

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    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    When I read this I get a sense that there is some backsliding going on regarding contamination: ie the door has opened slightly in our favor. Whether it amounts to anything tangible is another thing.
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    Hi, I haven't read this paper in detail yet, only skimmed it, but the lead author Jonas Blomberg has written a similar piece before that I summarized in a previous thread. In general I like what I have read although I need to read this paper in detail before commenting on specifics. His earlier paper is the source of my repeated statement that MLLVs are a vertebrate virus, not necessarily just mammals. We have no idea at all how widespread they are. It is highly unlikely, given the evolutionary time frames, that humans cannot and do not carry some members of this virus family. I would like to see some serious deep genome sequencing of a sizable number of healthy people and PWMEs. Bye, Alex
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    This is weird. Second time today I have seen this posted again... came out in June. Any reason why it is up again now?
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    Danke Alex

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