Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

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."

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 1) by Sir William on Friday February 21 2014, @08:04PM

    by Sir William (173) on Friday February 21 2014, @08:04PM (#4510)

    If you don't want people who choose to have children to be disparaging to you for your child free choice, then you probably should choose a different term than breeder. Most find it offensive.

  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:02PM

    by FatPhil (863) <{pc-soylent} {at} {asdf.fi}> on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:02PM (#4792) Homepage

    Infinitive: breed;
    Agent noun: breeder

    Are you saying that breeding is offensive to them?

    --
    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves