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Genes Linked With Male Sexual Orientation Found
Fox News ^ | 1/28/05 | Jennifer Warner

Posted on 01/30/2005 4:43:13 PM PST by paudio

The genes a man gets from his mother and father may play an important role in determining whether he is gay or not, according to a new study likely to reignite the “gay gene” debate.

Researchers say it’s the first time the entire human genetic makeup (search) has been scanned in search of possible genetic determinants of male sexual orientation. The results suggest that several genetic regions may influence homosexuality.

“It builds on previous studies that have consistently found evidence of genetic influence on sexual orientation, but our study is the first to look at exactly where those genes are located,” says researcher Brian Mustanski, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Those previous studies looked only at the genes located on the X chromosome (search). Genes on this chromosome are only passed to a son from his mother. But this study examined genetic information on all chromosomes, including genes from the father.

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KEYWORDS: gay; gaygene; genes; genetics; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; psychology
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So, the debates end now?
1 posted on 01/30/2005 4:43:13 PM PST by paudio
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To: neverdem


2 posted on 01/30/2005 4:44:45 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulations. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: paudio

My genes,

I love them.


3 posted on 01/30/2005 4:45:20 PM PST by wardaddy (I don't think Muslims are good for America....just a gut instinct thing.)
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To: paudio

It'll be disproven. Sample size is too small to discount the possibility of the results being due to chance. Plus, we've been lied to by researchers promoting homosexuality before, no reason to assume these are telling the truth.


4 posted on 01/30/2005 4:47:04 PM PST by thoughtomator (How do you say Berkeley California in Aramaic?)
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To: paudio

Geez, and I thought it was about lusty guys like GENE AUTRY...


5 posted on 01/30/2005 4:47:29 PM PST by litehaus
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To: paudio

So homosexuality is curable for at least some with gene therapy? How long before the gays are marching to ban genetic testing and research?


6 posted on 01/30/2005 4:47:29 PM PST by jb6 (Truth = Christ)
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To: farmfriend

Does that mean that gay men are that way because of a birth defect? After all, nature has a powerful need to replicate itself. If there is a gay gene maybe it's a method used to end certain genetic material from procreating thus cleaning the gene pool.


7 posted on 01/30/2005 4:48:17 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: paudio
No, they don't.

The findings show that identical stretches of DNA on three chromosomes were shared by about 60 percent of gay brothers in the study compared to the about 50 percent normally expected by chance.

At minimum, you've still got to account for at least 40% of the phenomenon.

8 posted on 01/30/2005 4:48:25 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: paudio

do not believe it


9 posted on 01/30/2005 4:48:27 PM PST by camas
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To: paudio
I think gays should be protected by the Americans With Disabilities Act and that the treatment should be a one way ticket and permanent visa to France.
10 posted on 01/30/2005 4:49:13 PM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Hit'em in the Head)
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To: paudio

I thought about turning gay once, but my genes told me not to do it.


11 posted on 01/30/2005 4:49:16 PM PST by cabojoe
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To: paudio

Oh, no, we'll need a few thousand more studies and federal grants for that. /sarcasm


12 posted on 01/30/2005 4:49:52 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: paudio

so this is a genetic problem... with the medical advances these days... it won't be long before gayness is phased out


13 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:05 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: Dutch Boy
Hey - bet you could get a mega-mil grant to study that theory!

It's a great one!

14 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:08 PM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: paudio
researchers were able to locate a few potential genetic neighborhoods that likely contribute to male sexual orientation.

In other words, they haven't found diddly squat. Probably just looked for genetic similiarities among their sample group and as soon as they found some started mailing the presses.

What humors me is that if they *did* find an exact cause for homosexuality, do you think anyone would be interested in a "cure"? Au contraire, they'll be in an uproar about it.

15 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:09 PM PST by explodingspleen (http://mish-mash.info/)
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To: paudio

His head may not know what he is but his DNA will always read "male". (or female)


16 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Slippery, Slicktey, Slidey, Bumpus.....SNOW!)
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To: paudio

Not sold


17 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:25 PM PST by Vision (The New York Times...All the news to fit a one world government)
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To: paudio

Oh, no - not this "gay gene" crap again!

A bunch of my ancestors are supposed to have been pretty good boozers, at least one was a bigamist and one re-married at age 73 to a broad 40 years younger than he was. So, I guess I've got excuses for a bunch of stuff I've already done as well as justification for some good fun in the future!


18 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:57 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: paudio

Perhaps pro-lifers will consider the gay gene adequate cause to abort.


19 posted on 01/30/2005 4:51:21 PM PST by Lexington Green (Follow the money - Saddam to Rich to Clinton)
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To: cabojoe
I thought about turning gay once, but my genes told me not to do it.

Wranglers? Levis? ??? ;o)

20 posted on 01/30/2005 4:51:25 PM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: paudio

I wonder how this will figure in the abortion debate.


21 posted on 01/30/2005 4:53:00 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Fraud is the lifeblood of the Democratic Party)
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To: thoughtomator

This is good, it proves that some at least is curable with gene therapy. Boy, I'm going to get out the popcorn for this one.


22 posted on 01/30/2005 4:53:05 PM PST by jb6 (Truth = Christ)
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To: scripter; EdReform; little jeremiah; AntiGuv

Ping


23 posted on 01/30/2005 4:53:27 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: paudio

If true, gays will turn from pro-choice to pro-life very soon.


24 posted on 01/30/2005 4:53:57 PM PST by Springman
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To: paudio

So if they get their gay genes from their fathers, how did they ever get to be born in the first place...? ;)


25 posted on 01/30/2005 4:54:26 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (I care as much about Sunnis not voting as I did about the white minority not voting in S.Africa)
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To: paudio
Liberals - what hypocrites!

When they want it something to be genetic - I don't know, say, HOMOSEXUALITY, then they can't talk enough about heredity, DNA, etc.

Of course, better not talk about how intelligence might be related to genes.

Otherwise, liberals might get the vapors.
27 posted on 01/30/2005 4:57:31 PM PST by rcocean
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To: jb6

I've always been attracted to women. Has anybody found the normal gene? And now that I'm married and have children, who has found the pay-the-bills gene?


28 posted on 01/30/2005 4:58:05 PM PST by Thebaddog (Dawgs off the coffee table.)
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To: paudio
In the study, researchers analyzed the genetic makeup of 456 men from 146 families with two or more gay brothers. The genetic scans showed a clustering of the same genetic pattern among the gay men on three chromosomes -- chromosomes 7, 8, and 10. These common genetic patterns were shared by 60 percent of the gay men in the study. This is slightly more than the 50 percent expected by chance alone.

First, how did the other 40% become gay? Second, might the increased percentage be due to the fact that THESE PEOPLE ARE RELATED TO EACH OTHER. Obviously you will find higher percentages of some things than others, when compared to chance, because chance wouldn't produce a group with such a high number of close relations. How hard is that to see?

29 posted on 01/30/2005 4:58:35 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (A judicial oligarchy is not federalism.)
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To: paudio

It's too bad this couldn't be discovered before Sodom and Gommorah turned "gay" (my capitulation to the politically correct word in lieu of Sodomite, Homosexual, pervert, etc.)


30 posted on 01/30/2005 5:01:29 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: Hank Rearden

Awesome genes.


31 posted on 01/30/2005 5:01:50 PM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: Thebaddog

>And now that I'm married and have children, who has found the >pay-the-bills gene?

If you locate, please let me know. Can you be a full grown human and get 'gene therapy'?


32 posted on 01/30/2005 5:02:44 PM PST by sandbar
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To: paudio

Just the usual BS to try and normalize homosexuality.


33 posted on 01/30/2005 5:03:19 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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OK what will be the Liberal whine now:
Scenerio: All babies are born to HETERO couples who want hetero children. "Gay" gene babies are likely to be aborted.
So whats more important?
The gay child's right to life?
Or the woman's right to choose?

Whats a liberal to do? Will a gay gene discovery eliminate gays from the earth once and for all?

For the record, I'm against abortion. AND I do not believe in a gay gene. I just like to throw this in liberal faces.


34 posted on 01/30/2005 5:04:23 PM PST by Cyclops08
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To: Hank Rearden

Those genes are helping keep me straight.


35 posted on 01/30/2005 5:05:11 PM PST by Sloth (Al Franken is a racist.)
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To: Hank Rearden

I think I just flunked the gay-gene test with that picture.


36 posted on 01/30/2005 5:06:01 PM PST by digger48
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To: Hank Rearden

Those are the kind of genes that would cure homosexuality in any man.

Show this to John Waters, he might change his orientation.


39 posted on 01/30/2005 5:10:13 PM PST by rcocean
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To: paudio

What about the gene for smelling bicycle seats or spinning on doorknobs?


41 posted on 01/30/2005 5:11:08 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I refer you to #40.


42 posted on 01/30/2005 5:11:28 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Motherbear

You're weird tonight. Or are you always like this?


44 posted on 01/30/2005 5:12:09 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: paudio

And I found a gene that makes liberals!


45 posted on 01/30/2005 5:12:21 PM PST by mountainlyons (alienated vet)
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To: paudio

That dog don't hunt. This is bogus.


46 posted on 01/30/2005 5:13:37 PM PST by Lion in Winter (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... LION IS HERE... I DESPISE BIGOTS AND TROUBLE MAKERS!!)
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To: paudio

Next up, the foot fetish gene, the S&M gene, and the beastiality gene.

/sarcasm


47 posted on 01/30/2005 5:13:43 PM PST by wolf24
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To: COEXERJ145

When they find the gene that determines thievery, will it be OK to rob banks? When they find the gene that causes people to murder, will it be OK to kill your neighbor? They think genetics may be behind alchoholism, is it OK to drink and drive?

Does the possibility of "faulty" genetic makeup excuse your immorality?


49 posted on 01/30/2005 5:14:25 PM PST by Lowcountry (RIP: Peterdanbrokaw)
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To: Motherbear

Then plop 'em down in front of Sesame Street or something.


50 posted on 01/30/2005 5:15:12 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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