Skip to comments.Genes Linked With Male Sexual Orientation Found
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 its 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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I love them.
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.
Geez, and I thought it was about lusty guys like GENE AUTRY...
So homosexuality is curable for at least some with gene therapy? How long before the gays are marching to ban genetic testing and research?
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.
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.
do not believe it
I thought about turning gay once, but my genes told me not to do it.
Oh, no, we'll need a few thousand more studies and federal grants for that. /sarcasm
so this is a genetic problem... with the medical advances these days... it won't be long before gayness is phased out
It's a great one!
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.
His head may not know what he is but his DNA will always read "male". (or female)
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!
Perhaps pro-lifers will consider the gay gene adequate cause to abort.
Wranglers? Levis? ??? ;o)
I wonder how this will figure in the abortion debate.
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.
If true, gays will turn from pro-choice to pro-life very soon.
So if they get their gay genes from their fathers, how did they ever get to be born in the first place...? ;)
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?
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?
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.)
>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'?
Just the usual BS to try and normalize homosexuality.
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.
Those genes are helping keep me straight.
I think I just flunked the gay-gene test with that picture.
Those are the kind of genes that would cure homosexuality in any man.
Show this to John Waters, he might change his orientation.
What about the gene for smelling bicycle seats or spinning on doorknobs?
I refer you to #40.
You're weird tonight. Or are you always like this?
And I found a gene that makes liberals!
That dog don't hunt. This is bogus.
Next up, the foot fetish gene, the S&M gene, and the beastiality gene.
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?
Then plop 'em down in front of Sesame Street or something.