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Biologists slammed for donating to anti-vaccination group

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A donation of €10,000 from Italy’s National Order of Biologists to an organisation with a well-known anti-vaccination stance has caused uproar among academics.

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When details about the donation emerged last week, many biologists in Italy voiced their opposition to the move. “The community of biologists should distance itself from this decision,” said Gerolamo Lanfranchi, director of the biology department at the Università di Padova.

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