- Excerpt from May 6, 2011 ScienceInsider article “More Bad News for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Mouse Virus Thesis”:
“Mikovits notes that Singh’s group did not use the identical protocols for every analysis, and stresses that discrepancies between their labs may also reflect her own finding that XMRV levels vary in patients day to day.”
- Excerpt from letter from Ian Lipkin, May 6, 2011:
“We have a plethora of explanations for how CFS/XMRV/MLV studies could go awry. However, we don’t have evidence that they have. Absent an appropriately powered study representing blinded analyses by Mikovitz and Lo/Alter of samples from well characterized subjects using their reagents, protocols and people, all we have is more confusion.
I remain agnostic. We won’t have answers until the end of 2011….”
- Very detailed analysis of the flaws of the Singh study in “Response to Shin et al” by the International M.E. Association.