Because of the claims of gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who 12 years ago introduced the idea that the MMR vaccine could be linked to the development in autism in children, untold numbers of families have now chosen to forgo this crucial vaccination for their children. Wakefield has since been completely discredited, say UTMB’s Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of Medical Discovery News. Their website contains many links to further information about this topic.