It’s been almost four years since I began work researching and reporting on autism. The bulk of that work was focused on my book The Panic Virus, which examines the spurious fears over a connection
Earlier today, New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane caused a bit of a kerfuffle when he posted an (online only) piece titled “Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?” “I’m looking,” Brisbane wrote, “for
It’s been three weeks since the previous installment of my three-part conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Amy Harmon; today, finally, I’m posting the concluding chapter in what has been a fascinating discourse
I haven’t had time to fine-tooth comb this long, Los Angeles Times piece on rising rates of autism, but this: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 1% of children across
SciWriteLabs #6: BMJ editor Fiona Godlee on the Wakefield-MMR fiasco, the problems with peer review, and research oversight boards
Yesterday, the British Medical Journal called for “a parliamentary inquiry into research which claimed that the MMR vaccine causes autism and bowel disease, following extraordinary new disclosures about what it calls the ‘elaborate fraud’ behind
SciWriteLabs #5.2: Bhattacharya returns! The MMR debacle and why peer review is no substitute for penetrative reporting
This is the second of a multi-part #SciWriteLabs discussion with Ananyo Bhattacharya, the chief online editor of Nature. For those just tuning in, part one of the discussion with Ananyo is here, previous installments of the #SciWriteLabs
SciWriteLabs #4, in which Alistair Dove argues that bad science inevitably gets “overwritten” by good science…and I point out on all the harm that can happen in the meantime
Note: This installment of #SciWriteLabs was initially going to be a three-way conversation between me, Nature‘s Ananyo Bhattacharya, and Alistair (not TWiV co-host and #SciWriteLabs 3 vet Alan) Dove, a scientist at the Atlanta Aquarium.
Mahalo, the “human search engine” with the motto “Learn anything,”^ has asked me to take part in their “ask me anything” author video series. If you have a question you’d like to throw into the
Parents and pediatricians: Do you think a pre-natal discussion about vaccines would help assuage fears?
I have a piece in tomorrow’s Washington Post Outlook section titled “An early cure for parents’ vaccine panic.” It outlines some ideas I’ve been thinking about for a long time. First, if we’re at the