For those of you who may have missed the recent hoopla. A study by Simon Baron-Cohen’s lab has been leaked to the British press. It describes a prevalence of 1 per 58; using a tool that lacks evidence showing that it is appropriate for use in the general public. It seems that a research assistant in the study who now works for Andrew Wakefield had attempted to connect the 1 per 58 number to the MMR.
I have learned via Bad Science that a connection to the MMR is not the study authors’ conclusion. Seems like there is some funny reporting going on.
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