Ok this feels like the wrong time to be discussing this,but after reading on the PA Advocate site that Frank Ruscetti Has detected xmrv in all the Alter samples, if the report is true something is clearly wrong with one of these researchers methods. Either Frank Ruscetti is getting false positives. Or Dr Alter is getting false negatives. How could either of them be getting that many false results ? If Dr Ruscetti is right, how the hell can Lo and Alter miss that many positives ? Those who follow XMRV research closely know that two variants in the same virus family were found in humans in these two studies. Whether you call it XMRV or PMLV it is still a gamma retrovirus closely related to MLV propagating in humans. Dr. Harvey Alter himself stated that the Lo/Alter paper supports the Lombardi results and XMRV has been now found in all of Alters own samples (by Ruschetti) http://cfspatientadvocate.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html Im lost, Anyone understand whats happening here ?