Are older fathers passing on autism mutations?

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Are older fathers passing on autism mutations?
« on: 14/09/2012 09:27:04 »
Researchers have found that older fathers tend to pass on more mutations to their children, which might increase the risk of having children with autism or other conditions.
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Re: Are older fathers passing on autism mutations?
« Reply #1 on: 14/09/2012 11:50:49 »
A recent gene-association study identified a number of gene candidates that increase the risk of autism (and some that seem protective).

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/genetic-test-could-predict-the-risk-of-autism-in-infants-20120912-25st1.html