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Anne Goriely

Associate professor of human genetics, University of Oxford

Anne Goriely is associate professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

September 2013
Illustration of a group of white sperm cells on a gray background.

Aging fathers, selfish testes and neurocognitive disorders

by  /  24 September 2013

Certain mutations may hijack the normal mechanisms of sperm production, leading to an enrichment of mutant sperm in older fathers, and to the paternal-age effect in autism.