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Retracted: Autism linked to childhood vaccination – The Scientist Community – debate. relate. collaborate.

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An important story in how not to do science. We are living with the consequncess of this scare still.

The Lancet today retracted a 1998 study by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues that, based on a sample of 12 children, claimed to have found a link between autism and the widely used MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccination. The paper induced a long string of correspondences published in the journal and stirred major controversy surrounding the vaccination.

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