Skip to comments.Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say
Posted on 02/14/2014 1:21:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Researchers say theyve found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men dont have a choice that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality.
In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality, The Daily Mail reported.
The gay brothers were identified and recruited to help with the study over the course of several years worth of Gay Pride festivals and marches.
The research was highlighted during the recent annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. Researchers dont know which of the specific genes in the two links of DNA are key to the formation and development of sexual orientation, The Daily Mail reported. But they say their findings add to a 1993 study that identified a supposed gay gene, a widely contested announcement that was later mocked when other scientists said they could not find any genetic link that backed that claim.
Still, researchers are saying this latest DNA evidence is ground-breaking and significant.
Dr. Michael Bailey from Northwestern University in Illinois is already concluding, The Daily Mail reported:
Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play we found evidence for two sets that affect whether a man is gay or straight.
But he also added this caveat, The Daily Mail said: Although this [finding] could one day lead to a prenatal test for male sexual orientation, it would not be very accurate, as there are other factors that can influence the outcome.
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Gene therapy cure coming?
My, what a convenient coincidence.
Garbage. More junk science being used to foist a political view.
No. Homosexuality is a personality disorder based on a deep, hysterical fear of the opposite sex, period. This has been known for over a century.
So... how does it correlate that those with that gene sequence are more likely to be sexually molested as children?
crossdressing is genetic? Poppycock. We are born naked. Clothing custom is dictated by culture.
If this is true, I wonder how long it will take before the gays will be pro-life.
Is that the commonality with both sexes, or just with women?
I would think the primary motivating factor for male homosexuals would be the desire for unlimited promiscuity.
Cancer and Alzheimers is in your DNA, too.
Maybe we should have parades that celebrate Alzheimers.
Homosexuals have strong gaydar (like jedi knights and the Force). They can sense other homosexuals, even children, and help them discover their "true selves". < /Obama Schools Czar >
Let’s just say it’s true for argument’s sake.
If there’s a gene or set of genes, then there will be a test at some time in the future.
Now, if you are a parent and do not want a homosexual baby, what do you do?.......................
RE: Garbage. More junk science being used to foist a political view.
Can you elaborate?
And why do pairs of identical twins not always have the same “orientation?”
This thread is gay.
We do. It's called Mardi Gras. I can't remember a thing the next day..................
Did they take DNA from 400 pairs of normal brothers and check the results? Scientists call this a “Control.” But these people are not true scientists.
How many normal people have those markers?
The real dilemma is for a lesbian couple.... The fetus tests queer and mongoloid
I forgot about the Alzheimers' Pride Parade.
I asked that question of a lib relative and her head about exploded with denial.
Did someone say POPPYCOCK?.....................
It is the Holy Grail of the homosexual lobby.
After all, if you cannot help your behavior, how could you possibly be stigmatized for it, no matter what that behavior is?
Born that way, with makeup and everything?
Was his mama frightened by a clown while she was pregnant?
I can’t wait for the battle between the abortionist and gays. If this is true then there will be pre-natal testing. Just as with Downs Syndrome abortions parents will want to abort future gays.
So the Twins where one is gay and the other isn’t don’t come into play here?
This is science folks. If one valid result doesn’t fit your thesis, then your thesis is garbage.
If true, churches could do genetic screening before hiring someone to be a priest/pastor.
It’s all a red herring anyway. Just something to convince fence sitters to accept homosexuality “they can’t help it!”.
Sex positive agenda proponents don’t care WHAT causes it, they just want to see an end to ALL moral judgments of ANY kind regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s).
Snash monogamy and smash the patriarchy are their goals.
"...Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play..."
A declaration of fact, followed by a "suggest" statement.
This sounds a lot like the language used by the global warming crowd, doesn't it?
Raise the child in the ways of the Almighty Lord.
He’s enamored with Rigoletto...................
Rush invented ‘the gay gene theory’ long ago.
Homosexuality is a mental disorder. The only question left to be answered: Can this disorder be cured and, if so, how?
Being gay is no more a genetic trait than is my preference for white and Asian women.
But I don’t see this type of thing as a red herring, though, because it applies to a lot of things that liberals seek to destigmatize.
“Convicted of a felony? Not your fault, you have a genetic marker for crime. You should get your voting rights back.”
“Addicted to, or caught using (INSERT DRUG HERE)? Not your fault. You have a genetic marker for that. You shouldn’t lose your job for drinking at work.”
“Didn’t get that job? Not your fault, you have a genetic marker for mental impairment. You will be part of a program that ensures you should go to the front of the line when applying for a job, regardless of how well you interviewed or did on the test.”
DeBlasio’s wife was “born” homosexual but has chosen heterosexual behavior. Do these genes allow for all 58 gender permutations as listed in Facebook, or are the scientists displaying quaternary bias?
I thought that statement by Obadiah was pretty clear.
Right up there with global warming advocacy. Junk science being used to foice a political view.
I agree with Obadiah, I see it the same way.
The end of the parade would be an undetermined time and place.
I’d be willing to bet that there are many with this same gene sequence that have chosen a heterosexual lifestyle, and conversely, there will be those who do not have the sequence but have embraced the gay lifestyle.
This could be a lose-lose for the gay community.
And why do pairs of identical twins not always have the same orientation?
Homosexuals just became the newest, wealthiest and most influential pro lifers in history. What is the Left going to do? If you find out your carrying a homosexual child and can abort it who side does the Left support, a women’s right to choose or the homosexuals right to live.
RE: DeBlasios wife was born homosexual but has chosen heterosexual behavior.
Gore Vidal (RIP), the long-time protagonist of William F. Buckley Jr. (RIP ) at NPR’s the Firing Line, was an openly gay man when it was not popular to “out” oneself in the 60’s ( Buckley actually called him Queer on TV ).
Anyway, this is what he wrote:
“We are all bisexual to begin with. That is a fact of our condition. And we are all responsive to sexual stimuli from our own as well as from the opposite sex. Certain societies at certain times, usually in the interest of maintaining the baby supply, have discouraged homosexuality. Other societies, particularly militaristic ones, have exalted it. But regardless of tribal taboos, homosexuality is a constant fact of the human condition and it is not a sickness, not a sin, not a crime ... despite the best efforts of our puritan tribe to make it all three. Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality. Notice I use the word ‘natural,’ not normal.”
“Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest...”
So their findings only suggest, but they still feel free to announce a definitive statement? These aren’t scientists, they are political advocates.
“But he also added this caveat, The Daily Mail said: Although this [finding] could one day lead to a prenatal test for male sexual orientation, it would not be very accurate, as there are other factors that can influence the outcome.”
Hmm, does it stop doctors from pushing heavily for abortions when their tests for birth defects are not that accurate? Nope. It won’t stop people from aborting babies that might be gay either.
Yet, No ONE can definitively identify anywhere in the DNA where such genes exist. What a load of BS. There is a higher likelihood that homosexual tendencies are learned as compared to the possibility of this behavior being coded into a person's DNA.
“...the desire for unlimited promiscuity” is what makes a homosexual lifestyle difficult for men to reject, but it isn’t the cause of homosexuality.
See: Hypersexuality; Etiology (Wikipedia) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersexuality
Edit to add regarding De Blasio’s wife — THEREFORE, she is BI-SEXUAL.
RE: Yet, No ONE can definitively identify anywhere in the DNA where such genes exist.
According to the article:
In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality.
Evidence of even more junk science polluting knowledge.
Meaningless drivel. A claim isn't scientific evidence.
The gay DNA hypothesis is FALSE. If it were true, they would have all died out aeons ago.
Anyone care to take a poke at explaining ancient Greece?