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I have no idea if this was a large enough study to be a good one, but they're looking at the age of both parents as a factor in the frequency of babies later diagnosed with autism:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6174UC20100208

One of the things they point out is that older parents have had more time to absorb more toxins from our environment and from food. Those toxins might be affecting the egg and sperm. Anyway, I thought it was interesting and that some of you with Asperger's and other parts of the autism spectrum.

olga

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My parents were both in their early twenties while, now I know what I am, I can look back and spot elements of it in a few other relatives with definite AS traits, especially my maternal grandfather.

At most, I suspect parental age will be a small factor. Perhaps influencing the dealing of cards from an already biased genetic deck.

edit for spelling.

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