I’m not sure how I missed this, but this is an excellent interview by Left Brain/Right Brain‘s Kevin Leitch with UC-Davis prof Cecilia Giulivi, the lead author of the aforementioned JAMA piece on mitochondria and autism. It offers a fairly convincing rebuttal to anti-vaccers arguing that the JAMA study provides more ammunition to the charge that somehow, someway, vaccines are to blame:
KL: Do you think, based on available science (including your paper) that vaccines cause autism?
CG: We do not have any evidence for this in our study. Our study was cross-sectional not longitudinal so it cannot point to any cause (not just vaccines), meaning we do not have any data supporting one way or another.