Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Paternal Age Effect

The relationship between advanced paternal age and genetic disorders in offspring was noticed by Wilhem Weinberg, a physican who delivered thousands of babies.
Weinberg was born in Stuttgart and studied medicine at Tübingen and Munich, receiving an M.D. in 1886.

He observed that the last born, or late born children were sometimes abnormal.

There is much literature on the paternal age effect.

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