Vaccines, Autism, and Retraction

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Arbitrary and unfair behavior by scientific journals risks damaging the public’s perception of science.

Two weeks ago, the Journal of Translational Science published a paper that reported a correlation between vaccination and autism in 666 children. On Monday, the paper disappeared from their website, with no explanation or retraction notice. Google’s cache still has the paper here. Retraction Watch has more details.

In my view, this journal’s behavior is a perfect illustration of

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