Skip to comments.New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory
Posted on 02/09/2005 4:28:55 PM PST by dcnd9
A study to be published in the March 2005 issue of the journal Human Genetics, and available online now, actually undermines the commonly held view that homosexual orientation is determined by genetic factors.
The studys lead author Brian Mustanski from University of Illinois at Chicago said in a UIC news release that "There is no one 'gay' gene. Sexual orientation is a complex trait, so it's not surprising that we found several DNA regions involved in its expression."
However, a thorough examination of the actual report reveals no statistically significant findings for any of these DNA regions.
The authors describe in the article three non-X chromosomal "new regions of genetic interest (7q36, 8p12, and 10q26). In the authors view, a noteworthy aspect of the study as follows: "Our strongest finding was on 7q36 with a combined mlod score of 3.45 and equal distribution from maternal and paternal allele transmission. This score falls just short of Lander and Kruglyak's (1995) criteria for genomewide significance." They go on to say "two additional regions (8p12 and 10q26) approached the criteria for suggestive linkage" - again pointing out that neither was statistically significant.
Thus, even the authors strongest finding was not statistically significant by widely accepted scientific criteria.
The study also reexamined potential genetic contributions on the X chromosome from region Xq28. This is the region first identified by Dean Hamer as associated with homosexual orientation. However, this study re-analysis, to quote the authors, did not find linkage to Xq28 in the full sample. Read More@ http://www.drthrockmorton.com/article.asp?id=128
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well duh, just like global warming, it was based on crappy politically enhanced (let's say) "science".....
If both of the parents of a boy were lesbians, will he be gay?
And this surprises who?
You mean... *gasp*... it may actually be a chemical imbalance and not an on/off genetic trait???
What is your point?
the point is that the "science" that alledgedly proved this was true was politcal and not scientific, just like Global Warming.
This is what I thought would happen eventually if not right away. I have always been on the "nurture" side of the aisle. The analogies with a computer are tempting: the speed and memory are built in, but they work with any kind of program.
Even if "Nurture" is actually "Trauma".
Maybe it is actually a choice after all.
However it does mean that one of the lesbians is a liar.
"you're back to just a lifestyle choice."
Yup, Christianity is also a lifestyle choice.
Homosexual activity is activity of choice and is not normal behavior.
Anyone with half a brain knows that.
To give someone who indulges in abnormal behavior standing; is ludicrous!
Dueling science or pseudo-science as the case may be?
Homosexual Researcher Claims Genome Scan Of Sexual Orientation
Andrew Sullivan isn't going to like this....
The Frisco bath houses will be busy whipping up something. :):)
Unless it is in the "hard" sciences like chemistry, physics, astronomy, or cosmology, I tend to take new "scientific evidence" with a grain of salt these days.
He will lose his research money,have his integrity slandered, his career threatened, forced to resign, shunned by the scientific establishment, put in a closet and forced to do research on weed eaters or all of the above.
Prayers for him and his family.
Freaks R US! :)
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That homosexuality is not tied to genetics and therefore the issue is now closed, possibly?
"Maybe it is actually a choice after all."
I think there are two types of homosexuals: those who are biologically homosexual and those that choose to be gay. Allow me to elaborate...
Individuals who are biologically homosexual are hormonally/chemically *different* than heterosexual people. This MAY be caused by the genetic makeup of the individual, but something within their system does not functional normally. The resulting chemical imbalance alters their sexual preferences.
Here's the rub: there are MANY chemical imbalances within the body that we have no problem TREATING (OCD, depression, and even stuff like high cholesterol). Unfortunately, there is some kind of stigma with TREATING homosexual urges. Why? If we could find a pill that could cure beastial or pedophiliac urges, don't you think we'd promote treatment? You bet we would. Why can't we promote treatment for homosexual urges? Even VOLUNTARY treatment? A person with OCD, for example, can determine if the condition is disruptive enough to warrant medication. Why not give homosexuals the same choice?
Speaking of choice, the second type of homosexuality is behavioral choice. Now, some would argue - "Why would anyone CHOOSE to be so radically different? Why would anyone CHOOSE to be discriminated against?" Well, let me offer anecdotal evidence that this is, in fact, a possibility.
My sister played college basketball. She is heterosexual, but there were plenty of lesbians on the team. Simple observation showed that there were two types of lesbians: those that were biologically inclined and those that chose the lifestyle. Why did they choose to go gay? Well... they were big girls... sometimes unattractive. They - like everyone else - wanted to be loved. When it became clear that men weren't really interested, they succumbed to the suggestions of their biologically homosexual teammates. Many of these "by choice" lesbians dabbled in homosexuality until a heterosexual option presented itself. Then, suddenly, they were homosexual no more.
That was enough to convince me that homosexuality-by-choice was real.
So... sometimes it's a choice, sometimes it's a condition that could probably be treated if society would just CONSIDER THE OPTION.
Most ever thing would apply.
Yes, that's obvious. The question is regarding homosexual *desire*, and I have a hard time seeing how that's a conscious choice. I never "chose" to prefer brunettes to blondes, I just do.
Ah but there are significant distinctions. There is NO
scientific proof that the lifestyle choice of Christianity
is undeniably linked to the many diverse diseases and
mental conditions that cannot be divorced from the lifestyle choice of homosexual behavior. i.e Christianity is
not linked ot the spread of Sexually transmitted diseases including HIV AIDS. Neither is Christianity linked to
suicide, drug abuse, domestic violence,etc.SO your shallow
supposition is proven invalid.
It is good to see that science is still working on finding a cure for this terrible, life destroying disease of homosexuality. Clearly, the disease of faggitude is either genetic or behavioral, perhaps both. Actually, I would have though that researchers would have been driven off (unless they know from the get-go that their findings will be very pro-tinkerbell). The final results will probably show that there will be a genetic "tendency" that surfaces in a child's early years and if the proper "switch" isn't activated the proper way at the proper time, poof, another fairy. Let's find a cure and help these deviants begin to live a normal life!
The "science" that is often cited is two studies. One was a study of twins where at least one was homosexual. Some twins were reared together, some apart. The person who published the study said it indicated a genetic element. Other scientists said his data indicate homosexuality is a flip of the coin.
The other study is one of cadavers in New York City. A medical examiner there noticed that the pineal gland in cadavers who had been gay was smaller/almost nonexistent. However, he drew no conclusions because his sample size was 9 cadavers. He only published this information to suggest someone ought to study this and see if there's anything to it.
So ~ do you own your feelings or do your feelings own you?
Are you a machine or living entity that makes choices.
I say ~ every action that we take in life, we do so by choice.
Both. I don't "choose" to feel hungry after many hours without eating, for example. Actions can be controlled; many desires and impulses can't.
Of course. Although I think "marination" is usually more like it, as far as determining fairly unalterable traits.
So, if it isn't in their jeans (genes), maybe it's in their panties.
This revelation pretty much explains the rush from the left to embed homosexuals into the Boy Scouts. Get 'em young, while they can be more easily warped.
It may be something else, anomalies in the hormonal bath the fetus is subjected to in the womb. Examples:
1. Girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. These girls have a much higher incidence of lesbianism, that the general female population. This is preseumably because of the exposure to testosterone during critical periods of fetal development.
2. There have been twin studies of male homosexual. Even when the boys are raised apart, there is an increased incidence of homosexuality in the other twin. This is presumably because of anomalies in the exposure to testosterone in the womb. Some researchers have even postulated the reason is additional exposure to testosterone in the womb, over the general male population. More research needs to be done.
Bull sh*t! If desires and/or impulses cannot be controlled, it is a crime against humanity to define anything that poor helpless humanity does as a crime.
Genetics my a$$.
I got that you live an uncontrollable life, I don't.
You enjoy yours and I'll enjoy mine.
PS Feeling hungry is not an action ~ eating is an action ~ which you can chose or not chose to do.
My a$$ is also genetics, photogenetic that is.
What's next? Murderers will be recognized as a life style?
"...so it's not surprising that we found several DNA regions involved in its expression."
Golly did you? Are there?
Men discussing DNA and it's meaning and implications is a bit like a couple of mice coming upon schematics for Apollo 11. "Several regions involved in its expression" indeed! (And it's "not surprising" to boot!)
undermines commonly held view? by who? only homoadvocates.
SERIOUS science has never supported the "born homosexual" view. They might as well say they undermine the commonly held view that people who go out friday nights are "born to party."
How did this study sneak out? The we are family foundation has their pro-homo video tape and all the other pro-homo MSM propaganda that is comming out now. (particularly the previous BS gene study and the other study about using gene manipulation to make homos have "natural" children.)