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New theories on autism: facts vs. myths

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof opined on Thursday that toxins could be contributing causes to autism. He cited an article (registration required) in the current issue of the medical journal Current Opinion in Pediatrics that, he said, makes the link "explicit."

So take Kristof's fact-based column and put it up against Time's interview with Hollywood celeb Jenny McCarthy who opines that her son's autism was caused by vaccines.

You can be the judge about the facts versus the myths.

Or you can go to The Lancet's withdrawal of the Wakefield paper of 1998 that started this whole hysteria about vaccines and autism in the first place.

If you have furhter interest in autism, I hope you'll listen to my 1:2:1 podcast with Stanford researcher Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD.

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