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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Daniel Weinberger

Director and CEO, Lieber Institute for Brain Development

May 2014

Paternal age’s link to autism remains murky

by  /  20 May 2014

In the past few years, several studies have implicated fathers’ age more strongly than mothers’ in increasing autism risk. Although older fathers have more spontaneous mutations in their sperm than younger fathers do, no one has shown that these accumulating mutations contribute to autism risk in their children, argues Daniel Weinberger.