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    Holy retraction, Batman
    By Becky Jungbauer | February 2nd 2010 10:12 AM | 1 comment | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    A scientist and journalist by training, I enjoy all things science, especially science-related humor. My column title is a throwback to Jane

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    Sorry to take the wind out of your sales, parents who use Andrew Wakefield's 1998 paper on MMR vaccine as the cause of their child's autism. Here are three related stories in the news:

    BBC

    Bloomberg

    Reuters

    The paper has since been discredited, but it took Lancet 12 years to fully retract the paper. Better late than never, I suppose...although tell that to the kids that got the measles.

    Comments

    logicman
    You certainly took the wind out of my sails, Becky. 
    I was going to use my previous article as a segue to the lancet's retraction, but you had me staggering three sheets to the wind, if you discern my drift. 

    Anyway, it's definitely a good news week for good science.

    Splice the mainbrace!