Synthesis of XMRV Peptides

Jemal

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While Googling, I found a new program on the CDC Foundation website:

Synthesis of XMRV Peptides
To develop a mass spectrometry method that can be used to identify and quantify a novel protein produced by the prostate-cancer-associated retrovirus XMRV in patient samples.

Funding Partners: Emory University School of Medicine
Program Partners: CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infections
I have no idea what this research entails... is it of any use to us? Is the CDC taking XMRV more serious?

See:
http://cdcfoundation.org/what/programs/list
(open the "Infectious Disease" tab)
 

citybug

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Well they don't say much about it there, but this program implies that Emory is paying for it, or maybe another party.