Older dads have uglier kids: Study
Researchers have suggested that genetic mutations that build up in older men's genes could affect the appearance of children with older fathers.
Researchers showed images of 4,018 men and 4,416 women aged 18-20 to groups of six men and six women, Daily Express reported.
The group found that those with older fathers were rated less attractive.
A mother passes about 15 mutations regardless of age but in men, sperm-producing cells lose ability to copy their DNA exactly, so errors occur which are then passed on.
Dr Martin Fieder, from Vienna University, who carried out the research, said that every 16 years the mutation rate doubles, adding that they found 25 mutations per sperm in a 20-year-old but at age 40 this was 65 mutations.
(Posted on 25-03-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: