A Science News Aggregator That Covers Stories in the World Of Science And Technology.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Paper Linking Vaccine To Autism Retracted
There is no evidence that vaccines cause autism. Credit: iStockphoto
PARIS: Medical journal The Lancet has withdrawn a 1998 study linking autism with inoculation against three childhood illnesses, a paper that caused an uproar and an enduring backlash against vaccination.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).