Science Live, the weekly chat at Science magazine, will tackle XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome on Thursday, 22 September. From the Science Live webpage:
Two years ago, Science published a paper suggesting that a mouse retrovirus called XMRV might be involved in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a debilitating disease with no known cause. The study raised worries that XMRV might be spreading via blood donations. Since then, many other studies have failed to find XMRV in CFS patients, and some have suggested that the 2009 paper was the result of lab contamination.
Michael Busch, a transfusion medicine scientist involved in XMRV research, and retrovirologist Jay Levy will be in the chat to answer questions.