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Paternal age also factors in Down’s syndrome risk

Maternal age has long been associated with the increased risk of having offspring with Down’s syndrome, and now paternal age has also been identified in influencing genetic defects. Fathers over the age of 50 were found to have a greater chance of having a child with Down’s syndrome and limb abnormalities upon scientific review of a fertility database.

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Date: 3 November 2005

Source: New


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  • Risk and parent age
  • Risk and mother’s age
  • Risk and maternal age
  • Risk and father’s age
  • Risk and paternal age
  • Risk and Down’s syndrome
  • Risk and genetic abnormalities
  • Risk and genetic defects
  • Risk and limb defects
  • Risk and disabled child
  • Risk and disabled offspring
  • Risk and limb abnormalities
  • Risk and limb defects
  • Risk and abnormal pregnancy
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  • Research and parent age
  • Research and mother’s age
  • Research and maternal age
  • Research and father’s age
  • Research and paternal age
  • Research and Down’s syndrome
  • Research and genetic abnormalities
  • Research and genetic defects
  • Research and limb defects
  • Research and disabled child
  • Research and disabled offspring
  • Research and limb abnormalities
  • Research and limb defects
  • Research and abnormal pregnancy

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