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Submission + - Delayed fatherhood may be linked to certain congenital and mental disorders

optimus_phil writes: newscientist magazine reports on findings that suggest that delaying fatherhood may increase the risk of fathering children with disorders such as Apert syndrom, Autism and Schizophrenia. The article reports that "although there is a big increase in risk for many disorders, it's a big increase in a very small risk. A 40-year-old is about 50 per cent more likely to father an autistic child than a 20-year-old is, for instance, but the overall risk is only about 1 per cent to start with". In other words: time to start mating before those tadpoles turn into toads
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Delayed fatherhood may be linked to certain congenital and mental disorders

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