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Retraction Note: Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data

Translational Neurodegeneration20143:22

  • Received: 26 September 2014
  • Accepted: 29 September 2014
  • Published:

The original article was published in Translational Neurodegeneration 2014 3:16


The Editor and Publisher regretfully retract the article [1] as there were undeclared competing interests on the part of the author which compromised the peer review process. Furthermore, post-publication peer review raised concerns about the validity of the methods and statistical analysis, therefore the Editors no longer have confidence in the soundness of the findings. We apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.


Authors’ Affiliations

Simpson University, Redding, CA, USA


  1. Hooker B: Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data. Transl Neurodegener 2014, 3: 16. 10.1186/2047-9158-3-16PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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