Scientific Reports today retracted a controversial paper claiming mice given a HPV vaccine showed signs of neurological damage. The paper was assailed as being “pseudoscience” that could have “devastating” health consequences by undermining public confidence in a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.

Authors did not agree to the retraction, ensuring continuing controversy

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