Lancet retracts study linking autism, MMR vaccine

02/3/2010 | Yahoo! · Reuters

A 1998 research paper that suggested a link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism and bowel disease was formally retracted by The Lancet on Tuesday after the physician author was discredited. A British disciplinary panel said Dr. Andrew Wakefield was "irresponsible and dishonest" in the way he presented the research.

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