This Week in PNAS | GenomeWeb

This Week in PNAS

In the Early Edition of PNAS this week, investigators at the US Food and Drug Administration and their colleagues report that they've detected DNA from xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in 32 of 37 individuals diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. In a healthy control population of 44 individuals, the team only found MLV-like virus gag gene sequences in three.

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