Older Fathers & Reproductive Risks

Older Fathers & Reproductive Risks

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.

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.

Guests

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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