The open access journal ‘Retrovirology’ has published a 23-page summary of the first international workshop on XMRV which was held at Bethesda, Maryland , in September. The authors of the summary are Jonathan P Stoye, Robert H Silverman, Charles A Boucher and Stuart F J Le Grice, and the event was co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services and Abbott Diagnostics.
The abstract appears below:
The Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Retrovirus Debate Continues at First International Workshop
Retrovirology 2010, 7:113doi:10.1186/1742-4690-7-113
Published: 22 December 2010
The 1st International Workshop on Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Retrovirus (XMRV), co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, The Department of Health and Human Services and Abbott Diagnostics, was convened on September 7/8 on the NIH campus, Bethesda, MD. Attracting an international audience of over 200 participants, the 2-day event combined a series of plenary talks with updates on different aspects of XMRV research, addressing basic gammaretrovirus biology, host response, association of XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, assay development and epidemiology. The current status of XMRV research, concerns among the scientific community and suggestions for future actions are summarized in this meeting report.
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The complete article is available as a provisional PDF. The fully formatted PDF and HTML versions are in production.