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posted by LaminatorX on Friday February 21 2014, @03:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the totally-getting-snipped-for-my-birthday-this-year dept.

robingHood writes:

"New Scientist Magazine reports on findings that suggest that delaying fatherhood may increase the risk of fathering children with disorders such as Apert syndrome, Autism and Schizophrenia. The article reports that 'although there is a big increase in risk for many disorders, it's a big increase in a very small risk. A 40-year-old is about 50 per cent more likely to father an autistic child than a 20-year-old is, for instance, but the overall risk is only about 1 per cent to start with.' In other words: time to start mating before those tadpoles turn into toads."

 
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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @04:17AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 21 2014, @04:17AM (#4069)

    >>>Bang out some kids when you are 20, they will be healthy and poor. Wait till you can afford to house and feed them, run the risk of defects?

    How about banging out some kids with a 20yr old woman while I'm in my 40's. You'll get the best of both worlds....among other benefits.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by hemocyanin on Friday February 21 2014, @05:11AM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Friday February 21 2014, @05:11AM (#4093) Journal

    I guess you didn't read TFS.

    • (Score: 1) by iWantToKeepAnon on Friday February 21 2014, @03:33PM

      by iWantToKeepAnon (686) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 21 2014, @03:33PM (#4361) Homepage Journal
      Heh, you must be new here .... wait, we are all new here. :-]
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