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Seth Mnookin

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Autism Roundtable: Cross-Disability Solidarity, Goals for the Future, and What it Means to "Fit in"

(26) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 6:53 AM

Note: This is the second part of a feature that began two days ago on the Public Library of Science. The introduction to both parts is identical.

It's been almost four years since I began work researching and reporting on autism. The bulk of that work was focused...

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"Vigilante for Truth": An Accurate Headline... or Shameless Twitter Bait?

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 3:31 PM

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 reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge...

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The Autism Vaccine Controversy and the Need for Responsible Science Journalism

(876) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 11:05 PM

Earlier this week, The Panic Virus, my book on the controversy over vaccines and autism, was released in paperback. While there haven't been many scientific advances in this particular issue since the hardcover edition was published -- the evidence supporting vaccines' paramount place in public health efforts...

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