Knoxville (WVLT) - For years, many parents of children with autism have claimed childhood vaccines are the cause of the neurological disorder.
But a special court has ruled otherwise, saying the vaccines were not to blame.
The ruling came from a panel of "special masters" who have been hearing three test cases involving children with autism.
The families were seeking compensation from the government's vaccine injury compensation program, but the panel ruled that the parents had not presented enough evidence to prove that childhood vaccines caused autism.
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