Statement from Dr. Harvey Alter, transmitted by the NIH Office of Communication and Public Liaison:
"Our paper has not yet been accepted for publication. My colleagues and I are conducting additional experiments to ensure that the data are accurate and complete. Our goal is not speed, but scientific accuracy." Harvey A...lter, M.D
Please consider emailing Dr Alter, explaining your concerns.
This paper should of been published, because it hasn't we can argue that the CDC paper should be looked at again.
A quote from virology blog,
are they trying to publish only the result they believe is correct? but it ignores the very important fact that science is self correcting. Scientists are humans, and they make mistakes. But eventually the right answer will come to the surface. And that is why PNAS and Retrovirology should respect peer review, publish the XMRV papers, and let science correct itself.
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