Just in case anyone hasn’t heard about this already:

THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found. … our investigation, confirmed by evidence presented to the General Medical Council (GMC), reveals that: In most of the 12 cases, the children’s ailments as described in The Lancet were different from their hospital and GP records. Although the research paper claimed that problems came on within days of the jab, in only one case did medical records suggest this was true, and in many of the cases medical concerns had been raised before the children were vaccinated. … Last week official figures showed that 1,348 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales were reported last year, compared with 56 in 1998. Two children have died of the disease.

–From The Sunday Times.

For more charges against the doctor in question (Andrew Wakefield) see this article in the Times (“The list of allegations against Dr Wakefield took more than an hour to read out“).  In particular, he was paid to find a link between vaccines and illness.

Edit: An excellent roundup of the story and responses is here; a useful timeline of the MMR/autism fraud is here.