Paternal age is positively linked to telomere length of children.

  title={Paternal age is positively linked to telomere length of children.},
  author={Brad M Unryn and Linda Sue Cook and Karl T. Riabowol},
  journal={Aging cell},
  volume={4 2},
Telomere length is linked to age-associated diseases, with shorter telomeres in blood associated with an increased probability of mortality from infection or heart disease. Little is known about how human telomere length is regulated despite convincing data from twins that telomere length is largely heritable, uniform in various tissues during development until birth and variable between individuals. As sperm cells show increasing telomere length with age, we investigated whether age of fathers… CONTINUE READING
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