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A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars

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Sharon Kaufman.

For most of her academic career, Kaufman, a professor of medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco, has studied major cultural trends related to health and aging. She saw the vaccine–autism controversy as an opportunity to understand how cultural factors shape issues of trust, risk, and responsibility as they relate to science. (Photo credit: Eliot Khuner).

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000114.g001