I am glad that you brought up the scandelous waste of money by the teams using their own methods for finding XMRV. If there had been one step missed out by WIP and if the WPI had not been willing to share information, then you would have been right. However, the facts do not support this argument. The wastage of respources is important to every patient. The money needs to be in the right hands and not in the hands of teams who designed studies that were not even attempts to replicate the WPI finding from the very start. The labs who attempted to find XMRV did not follow the protocol in even the most basic way. They did not use a similar cohort, they did not use the same methods as per the Science paper and they included researchers who may have a vested interest in a negative coutcome. They wasted precious funding in a series of repeat errors. Is it a conspiracy or just plain incompetence. I don't know. We are sick not stupid.