Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paper Linking Vaccine To Autism Retracted

There is no evidence that vaccines cause autism. Credit: iStockphoto

From Cosmos:

PARIS: Medical journal The Lancet has withdrawn a 1998 study linking autism with inoculation against three childhood illnesses, a paper that caused an uproar and an enduring backlash against vaccination.

"We fully retract this paper from the published record," The Lancet's editors said in a statement published online.

The 1998 paper suggested there might be a connection between autism and a triple vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

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