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Study shows possible link between older fathers and autism

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A recent study linked autism and schizophrenia to genes passed by older fathers. flickr/cc/paparutzi

According to a new study, men who want to delay fatherhood may run the risk of having a child with medical problems. Researchers have found that older fathers pass down the majority of the faulty genes linked to conditions such as autism and schizophrenia.


David Goldstein, a professor of genetics at Duke University

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