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genetic quality of sperm reduces with age

  October, 18 2002 4:39
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Disease-causing genetic mutations in sperm increase with men's age

Scientists from the McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins may have discovered why a rare genetic disease is more common in children born to older fathers. The disease, Apert syndrome, leads to webbed fingers and early fusion of the skull bones and must be corrected by surgery.

Joanna Downer
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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