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Daily Briefing: Why Older Dads Might Have Longer-Lived Kids

Daily Briefing: Why Older Dads Might Have Longer-Lived Kids

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Age, old man, longevity, telomere

Telomeres: A study suggests that older men fathering children could increase the longevity of those children, because older men pass on longer telomeres, reports Rhitu Chatterjee for The World.

Autism Research: A freezer failure has damaged a third of the largest collection of autism brain samples, reports Karen Weintraub for the Boston Globe.

Health Reform: NPR’s Nina Totenberg provides a legal lesson on the history of the commerce clause, which will be a crucial point in the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.

Insurers: For-profit health insurance companies indicated that they would continue following some provisions of the health care law even if it is overturned, reports Alex Wayne for Bloomberg.

Hygiene Hypothesis: Nearly half of all children in the U.S. now have some kind of allergy, and there’s more evidence suggesting that exposure to farms and large animals like cows could be protective against autoimmune problems, reports Patti Neighmond for NPR.

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