X-Message-Number: 13987
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 13:57:02 -0400
From: Jan Coetzee <>
Subject: Old sperm (For Terry)
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Terry, I think it is because sperm competes and that the undamaged ones
make it. Eggs in a woman do not compete.

"Actually, we don't know that babies born of older fathers are
normal."  It is actually well known that just as children born of older
mothers have a greater chance of being born with  genetic defects
Syndrome being perhaps the most common), so, too, do babies born of
fathers have a higher incidence of genetic diseases.  I stick to my
original position.  It makes sense to consider cryopreserving a sample
tissue today for possible use in the future.
Terry Grossman MD"

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