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Vaccines & Autism

Overwhelmingly, peer–reviewed scientific studies show no causal link between vaccines and autism. Yet the general public, particularly the parental community, still questions whether a link exists between the two.

Here, you'll find C&EN's coverage of the vaccine-autism issue, in addition to links to outside sources for more information. Use this resource for yourself, or share it with colleagues, friends, and family members who have concerns about vaccinating their children.

» Latest Vaccine And Autism News

February 13, 2009

Court Finds No Link Between Autism And Vaccines

Ruling could help put an end to the controversy over routine childhood immunizations.

December 15, 2008

Insights: When Controversy Shouldn't Exist

The science shows no link between vaccines and autism, but the public is still skeptical.

June 14, 2007

Autism Case Opens In Federal Court

About 4,800 parents claim that vaccines induced autism in their children.

May 14, 2007

The Conundrum Of Autism

Institute of Medicine symposium examines genetics, environmental triggers, treatments for this baffling illness.

February 23, 2004

Vaccines And Autism

Institute of Medicine hears clashing evidence on whether vaccine preservative causes autism.

February 16, 2004

Vaccines' Link To Autism Unclear

Researchers present conflicting evidence over role of preservative.

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» Autism At A Glance

Autism At A Glance

All About Autism

Autism is a brain development disorder that typically appears within a child's first three years and is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, as well as restricted and repetitive behavior.

A Growing Problem

Between 1994 and 2004, the number of six- to 17-year-old children classified by U.S. public schools as having autism rose from 22,664 to 193,637.

More Here Than There

North America reports 23 to 40 cases of autism per 10,000, more than any other region of the world.

For The Boys

Autism is four times more common in males than in females.

» Online Resources

Watch the Today Show segment discussed in "Insights: When Controversy Shouldn't Exist."

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