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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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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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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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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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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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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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