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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1093

Wakefield resigns from autism centre he founded in Texas: Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist who sparked a worldwide scare over the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, has resigned from Thoughtful House, the autism centre he founded in Austin, Texas. The move follows a ruling by the UK General Medical Council that he acted dishonestly and irresponsibly over a 1998 research paper in the Lancet, which the journal recently retracted (BMJ 2010;340:c696, doi:10.1136/bmj.c696).

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