A study published this week provides the most definitive evidence to date disproving previous reports that used molecular testing methods such as qPCR to establish a link between chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, and various murine leukemia viruses.

The new study, which involved several researchers and labs that generated the earlier reports, also lends credence to the theory that the findings in those studies were a result of laboratory or reagent contamination coupled with the extreme sensitivity of molecular testing methods.

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