Monday, January 23, 2012

John Coffin on inter-XMRV genetic relationship

One of the most very striking things is the very close relationship (in the viruses genetic makeup from person-to-person), and Dr Peterson showed you this and I’ve also got that on the slide in a minute, of how close these viruses are to one another. And the most distant pair actually, both of which were from prostate cancer, differs by only 0.3%. Now a patient who's been infected with HIV for one or two weeks has a greater diversity in his virus population than does virus isolated in different years, different parts of the country, different diseases of this virus.

It’s really remarkable how close that is and that’s a very important implication. It’s not that this virus has a lower mutation rate than HIV. These viruses probably have all about the same mutation rate. But its suggestive in fact that there are very few cycles of replication that separate the viruses that’s in one person from the virus that’s in another.

Dr. John Coffin at Minute 133 of CFSAC - Day 1 (October 29, 2009)
Please notice that Dr. Coffin still operates under the assumption that Dr. Judy Mikovits has found a human pathogen – he tries to explain away some of the question such a very close relationship poses.

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