It's been a long time since I read the original Science paper, but I believe that the non-retracted part of the paper refers to partial genetic sequences and not whole XMRV isolates, and that's why it's not been retracted by the authors. I believe that the WPI are currently getting some more isolates fully sequenced, but they are a long time coming, and long overdue, and I don't know if they are isolates obtained for the Science paper or if they are more recent isolates. I agree. I don't know what the exact issue is with Mikovits getting published, but she has been talking about other studies, in which she has been finding other HGRVs, for more than a year now. I don't know if her papers have been rejected, and if they have I don't know for what reasons. But I think she has said that she has unpublished papers sitting in her drawer, which she can't get published. But if they aren't published, then they are meaningless for the rest of us, which is very unfortunate. I have to admit, that for me personally, the BWG study seems to be a very strong study, and the original Science paper XMRV findings have now been retracted. I haven't heard Judy Mikovits dispute the BWG's findings either. She seems to have signed up to its conclusions, and is now looking for other HGRVs, other than VP62. I can't comment on how the BWG results affects the Science paper without reading the paper again. But if the sequences found in the Science paper could be attributed to other HGRVs then I don't think that it is invalidated. Although, to many people, the Science paper looks like a definite result of contamination, it could be the case that there are HGRVs present in the patient blood samples, and that the whole study was confounded by the presence of the VP62 contamination. So to me it now looks like it's either contamination or a coincidence. But I haven't ruled out a coincidence, which is why I am still interested in the subject. I hope that the Lipkin study is completed, and that Judy Mikovits is still involved. Once those results come back, then I think that will clarify things for most of us.