Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ethics Schmethics

"A major British medical journal on Tuesday retracted a flawed study linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease...

For the study, Wakefield took blood samples from children at his son's birthday party, paying them 5 pounds each ($8) for their contributions and later joking about the incident."

I realize the urge to use your kids birthday parties to advance your employment must be irresistible. After all, my mom used to make me have parties at her knitting store. But turning junior's festivities into a de facto blood bank seems a little extreme.


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