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DNA Extraction Columns Contaminated with Murine Sequences This paper makes me very thankful for two things: 1– Bossman is extremely neurotic about controls (this apparently, is inheritable, because I am too). 2– I dont work on a mouse virus. If the list of potential sources of contamination in the XMRV–>prostate cancer, XMRV–>CFS stories werent long…

The simplest, simplest definition of evilution: Change over time. Your children are different from you. You are different from your parents. Your parents are different from their parents. And so on and so on and so on. But if Person A is older than you and has different DNA, that doesnt automatically mean Person A…

Today I spent the day driving home– one of my best friends since the seventh grade is getting married this weekend. Look forward to pics of me in a ‘beautiful’ hot-pink bridesmades dress soon… Anyway, since I was on the road all day, I of course wasnt connected to the internet. So I just got…

Judy Mikovits is playing whack-a-mole in her responses to the legion of anti-XMRV papers published to date: She bitches about one thing, or another thing, as the papers are published, but she misses the big picture. Its not that there are moles randomly popping up. The problem is youre entire 3 acre lot is full…

ERV readers will absolutely love this paper. Recombinant Origin of the Retrovirus XMRV Okay, we all know ERVs are awesome evidence for evolution and common descent. But, imagine we could do classical ERV research one better. Imagine that we had DNA from one of THE common ancestors of humans and chimpanzees– an ancestor who is…

Sometimes papers make me laugh because they are so bad. Sometimes papers make me laugh when they do or report something particularly clever. This paper is the latter: No Evidence of Murine-Like Gammaretroviruses in CFS Patients Previously Identified as XMRV-Infected I literally laughed-out-loud several times while reading it. Quick summary– Other people looked for XMRV…

I finally understand, Whittemore Peterson Institute. I get it. You exist to torment me. (video NSFW if you will get in trouble for throwing up at your desk)

I want to bake our favorite ninja/journalist, Trine Tsouderos, some cupcakes. Awesomesauce: In an email, retrovirologist Jonathan Stoye suggested that if the methods described in the original paper don’t hold up, it should be retracted. “Sooner or later they are going to have to face up to the fact that [their] paper is almost certainly…

I want you all to see an article I just found via Relative Risk Blog. Its about ‘Chronic Lyme Disease’. About a young woman who was aggressively treated by a ‘questionable’ practitioner who had ‘cured herself’ of ‘Chronic Lyme’. No one believes in ‘Chronic Lyme’. ‘Everyone’ was ‘against’ this practitioner, while she insisted she ‘KNEW’…

From a basic, logical perspective, XMRV as the causative agent for any disease has been dead in my eyes, for quite some time. One would literally need to bend the rules of basic epidemiology, basic cancer biology, basic immunology, basic virology, time/space for ‘XMRV’ to be ‘real’. But of course, in the real world, especially…