"It is very possible that PATERNAL AGE is the major predictor of(non-familial) autism." Harry Fisch, M.D., author "The Male Biological Clock". Sperm DNA mutates and autism, schizophrenia bipolar etc. results. What is the connection with autoimmune disorders? Having Type 1 diabetes, SLE,etc. in the family, also if mother had older father. NW Cryobank will not accept a sperm donor past 35th BD to minimize genetic abnormalities.VACCINATIONS also cause autism.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Slight but significant increases in disomy frequency with advancing paternal age were observed for some chromosomes, in particular for sex chromosomes

Aneuploidy in human sperm: a review of the frequency and distribution of aneuploidy, effects of donor age and lifestyle factors
Q. Shi, R.H. Martin

Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, and Genetics Department, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta (Canada)


Application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis has opened the way for comprehensive studies on numerical chromosome abnormalities in human sperm. During the last decade, more than five million sperm from approximately 500 normal men were analyzed by a number of laboratories from around the world by this approach. Except for chromosome 19 which has been analyzed in only one study, all other chromosomes have been examined by two or more studies with considerable differences in disomy frequency for an individual chromosome among studies. The mean disomy frequency is 0.15% for each of the autosomes and 0.26% for the sex chromosomes. Most chromosomes analyzed have an equal distribution of disomy with the exception of chromosomes 14, 21, 22 and the sex chromosomes, which display significantly higher disomy frequencies. Slight but significant increases in disomy frequency with advancing paternal age were observed for some chromosomes, in particular for the sex chromosomes. Some lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol drinking and caffeine consumption have been investigated and no consistent association between disomy frequency and any type of lifestyle factors has been established. The question of whether different geographic and ethnic groups of men have inherent differences in frequency of disomic sperm has been investigated by two studies with conflicting results.

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