Lancet retracts 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism


The medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.

The study linked autism with the MMR vaccine. The research subsequently had been discredited.

Last week, the study's lead author Dr Andrew Wakefield was found to have acted unethically in conducting the research.

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