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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Susanne Posel, Contributor
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DeCODE Genetics (DCG) has published a study that states Icelandic fathers who are in their 40s pass down more genetic mutations than their 20 year-old counterparts. According the DCG, 97% of genetic mutations are derived from older fathers.

Because males produce sperm throughout their lives, and the genetic make-up of that sperm is created from mutations based on previously produced sperm. This study supposes that increase in autism could be connected to these genetic mutations.

This has led to an increase in genetic defects, suggests lead researcher Dr. Kari Stefansson. She asserts:

Society has been very focused on the age of the mother. But apart from [Down’s Syndrome] it seems that disorders such as schizophrenia and autism are influenced by the age of the father and not the mother.

Studies into DNA with regard to reproduction and children harken back…

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