Journal Retracts Paper Linking Mouse Virus to CFS

The first scientific paper that reported a strong association between a mouse retrovirus called XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been formally retracted. Science posted a statement early Thursday from editor-in-chief Bruce Alberts indicating that the journal had "lost confidence" in the first article to link XMRV to CFS, published in 2009 by Vincent Lombardi and other researchers at the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Reno, Nev. "We note that the majority of the authors have agreed...Full Story
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