In Science We Trust?

In 1998 a paper was published in The Lancet that purported to show evidence that vaccines, specifically combined vaccines for mumps measles and rubella (MMR), increased the risk of children developing a range of autistic disorders. Despite an accompanying press conference (not a usual thing in science paper publishing) it proved to cause just a minor media splash. But by 2002 it was the largest science story of the year Continue reading “In Science We Trust?”