Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 March 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 11, p. nf28
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.11.nf28]

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Riddled With Errors

Mutations mount in elderly sperm

Shawne Neeper

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/11/nf28

Abstract: As a factory ages and parts deteriorate, new production errors can appear, resulting in damaged goods. The same might be true of men's testicles. A new study finds that old mice have more--and different--DNA damage in their sperm than do younger animals. The results might help clarify the roots of disorders that are linked to paternal age.

Citation: S. Neeper, Riddled With Errors. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (11), nf28 (2004).

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