In his new book Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, science writer Paul Raeburn writes of the surprising biological and genetic connections fathers have with their children. A father who’s depressed during his partner’s pregnancy, for instance, boosts the odds that his unborn child will be depressed. Even a grandfather’s diet can affect his grandchildren’s lifespan, Raeburn writes.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: In this web-exclusive interview, Ira Flatow and Raeburn talk in-depth about the effect fathers have on their children.