Dad’s age linked to geekier kids, higher intelligence, and autism


Dads looking to create the next generation of geeks should hold their horses. A new study shows that waiting until later in life to procreate increases the chances that male offspring will be intelligent, aloof, and focused. Researchers from King’s College London and The Seaver Autism Center at Mt. Sinai collected data from 15,000 twin pairs. This data was used to create a ‘geek index’ that scores children in areas like non-verbal IQ, the desire to ‘fit in’ with others, and whether they have strong focus or not. They found a 32-percent increase in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)…

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