I'm sure most of you have heard of all the crazy, scandalous goings-on related to XMRV research these past six months. Frankly, I've avoided writing about it here. I just don't have the energy to address politics, scandals, and controversy, unless there is some valuable information in there for patients.
But now the New York Times has published a summary of the whole XMRV saga , from that first paper published in Science through to the recent arrest and the new charges against the Whittemores. So, you can read all about it there, in case you haven't been keeping up. It's a brief and easy-to-understand summary of the main events.
The Lipken study is still in progress to ascertain whether XMRV is a factor in ME/CFS, so we will see what results that brings.