Commentary: Autism and Vaccination

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A panel of experts affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences says mercury in vaccines is not causing a rise in childhood autism. But many advocates for children's health aren't convinced. Commentator David Ropeik wonders if they've closed their minds to the facts.



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