Father's Age Linked to Autism Ny Times Older men are more likely than young ones to father a child who develops autism or schizophrenia, because of random mutations that become more numerous with advancing paternal age, scientists reported on Wednesday, in the first study to quantify the effect as it builds each year.
Autism Study Starts Clock for Prospective Fathers - NY Times On Wednesday, various news organizations, including The New York Times on its home page, reported findings of a high-profile study in the journal Nature. There was convincing evidence, the study concluded, that — in a fraction of cases — increased mutations found in the sperm of older men meant that they were more likely than their younger counterparts to father children with autism or schizophrenia.
Why Fathers Really Matter - NY Times What a man needs to know is that his life experience leaves biological traces on his children. Even more astonishingly, those children may pass those traces along to their children.