08/30/2011 02:49 pm ET | Updated Oct 30, 2011

Kids Of Older Dads Have Higher Risk Of Autism, Schizophrenia: Study

Children of older fathers are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, schizophrenia and a number of other neuropsychiatric or developmental disorders, and a new study reveals why: Older male mice are more likely than younger males to have offspring with mutations in genes that correspond to human genes associated with these neurological conditions. The genomes of mice and men are roughly 85 percent identical.

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