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Endogenous retroviruses and human cancer: is there anything to the rumors? Bhardwaj & Coffin 2014

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Endogenous retroviruses and human cancer: is there anything to the rumors?
Bhardwaj N, Coffin JM.
Cell Host Microbe 15(3):255-9.
2014 Mar 12

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24629332
http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/retrieve/pii/S1931312814000717

Summary
Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) infection was incorrectly associated with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in recent years. In this forum, we discuss the story of XMRV and how we can apply lessons learned here to inform the debate surrounding cancers associated with human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs).