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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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About: Paternal age also factors in Down’s syndrome risk
Date: 3 November 2005
Source: New Kerla.com
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