I saw this on facebook..... (thanks to Lilly Meehan) The big news that is lost in all the press about the BWG is that Silverman admitted that his lab had likely contaminated his part of the Lombardi study - which were the full sequences that he identified as XMRV and prompted the authors to use the term XMRV in the first place. Yet the rest of the Lombardi paper stands, as do findings by other labs of MLV-related viruses (MRVs) in CFS patients. The huge significance of this is that all this time researchers were looking for the wrong virus, when in reality patients from the Lombardi study had something similar but still distinct from XMRV. This helps explain both the negative studies and, likely, the BWG Phase III results. What we need the research community to do now is focus on sequencing isolates from patient blood all over again, to find out what virus or viruses many of us REALLY have.