Older Parents, Weaker Children, Future America


Image courtesy of Shutterstock.comAn important piece by Judith Shulevitz, focusing on the unforeseen effects of having children at a later age:…The Nature study ended by saying that the greater number of older dads could help to explain the 78 percent rise in autism cases over the past decade. Researchers have suspected links between autism and parental age for years. One much-cited study from 2006 argued that the risk of bearing an autistic child jumps from six in 10,000 before a man r … [Read more...]