Journal: Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud

Dr. Andrew Wakefield addresses a gathering hosted by the American Rally For Personal Rights in Chicago's Grant Park. Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Wakefield's 1998 research linking autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella influenced millions of parents to refuse the shot for their children was banned Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

January 6, 2011 5:38:18 AM PST
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.