Dr William Reeves says he is attempting to replicate the WPI 'Science' paper findings. He was quoted in the New York Times as saying "...If we validate it, great. My expectation is that we will not." No proper scientist should be going into an experimental situation, particularly one where there is a lot at stake, with any preconceived notions about the data. Furthermore, should Reeves be allowed to waste taxpayers' money in this way? He will doubtless use the CDC's own ridiculously broad criteria to define his sample group, and will therefore be testing samples from people with any number of medical conditions which include fatigue. This will give a much lower percentage of so-called "CFS" patients showing positive for XMRV. So what will this actually prove? It will hopefully indicate to good quality scientists - as it should - that the CDC's criteria are virtually useless for any serious research. Should he be allowed to waste his budget in this manner?