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‘Older Fathers Have Geekier Sons’

An anonymous reader shares a BBC article: Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have “geekier” sons, a study suggests. They were brighter, more focused and less bothered about fitting in — according to the “Geek Index” devised by King’s College London. The mother’s age had no impact, and daughters seemed to be immune. One scientist said a trend for delayed parenthood might mean we were heading towards a “society of geniuses” able to solve the world’s problems. The findings are rare good news in the science of delayed fatherhood. Repeated studies have shown that older sperm is more prone to genetic errors and children are more likely to develop autism and schizophrenia.

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