Retrovirus believed to be result of contaminated experiment materials 

The journal Science is calling for a retraction from the authors of a 2009 paper suggesting that chronic fatigue syndrome might be caused by a contagious retrovirus called XMRV. No other scientists were been able to replicate the claimed results — which are increasingly suspected of being caused by contaminated experiment materials. Meanwhile, federal public-health officials are running a costly effort to ensure that the nation’s blood supply is safe from supposedly dangerous XMRV.

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