Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Vaccines & Autism

You probably noticed the stories covering a recent study that suggested a correlation between paternal age and incidence of autism.  I hadn't thought much about them (besides "interesting"), but this Respectful Insolence post points out that the study also gives more weight to the idea that autism is primarily genetic and not tied to vaccines and mercury in those vaccines.  It's worth a read.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2006/09/vaccines_autism.html

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