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Letters MMR scare

In the wake of Wakefield

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d806
  1. Tom Bates, honorary professor of surgery1
  1. 1University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  1. bates.tom{at}

Marcovitch describes the failure of an independent body to investigate research fraud because of lack of mandatory powers and long term funding,1 and, although Kennedy reassures us that the UK Research Integrity Office is still …

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