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)