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.
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