New research draws links between a father’s age and genetic damage he can pass on. Children of older fathers have greater rates of a number of diseases and disorders, including autism.


  • Jeremy Silverman Professor of psychiatry and director of the Family Studies Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Dr. Alan DeCherney Ob/gyn, chief of the Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health
  • Andrew Wyrobek Medical biophysicist, senior staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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