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Father’s Age Linked to Autism Risk

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The older a man is when he fathers a child, the more likely it is that he will pass on damaging mutations, such as those that lead to developmental problems like autism. While that had been suspected, scientists in Iceland have quantified the risk. They found that the average child born to a 20-year-old father […]

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