Chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by XMRV virus, study shows

  title={Chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by XMRV virus, study shows},
  author={J O Carlowe},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • J. Carlowe
  • Published 22 December 2010
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
The XMRV virus, which has been implicated as a possible cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, is not the cause of the disease, an overview of four research papers has concluded. The new findings, from researchers at University College London, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the University of Oxford, show that cell samples used in previous research were contaminated with mouse DNA and that this was the source of the XMRV (xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus). The papers are… 

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