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The Risk of Aging Fathers

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While women have long been told that fertility drops off as they age, men may have a biological clock as well. The offspring of older male mice have several copy number mutations in gene regions associated with developmental disorders, according to a new study publishing today (August 30) in Translational Psychiatry. The findings could explain why the children of older men have higher rates of schizophrenia and autism than those with younger fathers.

Written by Giorgio Bertini

September 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

Posted in Affective, Emotional, Father

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