Vaccines on Trial for Alleged Link to Autism For years, many parents have argued that childhood autism is caused by vaccinations — yet studies have been unable to confirm a link between the two. A trial at a federal vaccine court will hear cases from parents who claim that routine childhood vaccines caused their children to become autistic.
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Vaccines on Trial for Alleged Link to Autism

Vaccines on Trial for Alleged Link to Autism

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For years, many parents have argued that childhood autism is caused by vaccinations — yet studies have been unable to confirm a link between the two. A trial at a federal vaccine court will hear cases from parents who claim that routine childhood vaccines caused their children to become autistic.

Gardiner Harris, science reporter, The New York Times

David Amaral, professor of medical psychiatry, University of California Davis, M.I.N.D Institute

Dr. Peter Hotez, president, Sabin Vaccine Institute