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  Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:58 PM

New study finds there is no 'gay gene,' but genetics are linked to sexuality

TAL AXELROD
The Hill
8/29/19

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A sweeping new study finds that there is no specific gene that determines one’s sexual orientation, but that genetics do play a part in affecting a person’s sexuality.

Researchers for the study, which was published Thursday in the journal Science, studied DNA from hundreds of thousands of subjects and found some genes that are connected with same-sex sexual behavior.

While variations may play a part in influencing sexual behavior, they do not predict whether a person is gay, researchers found.

Five genetic markers "were significantly associated with same-sex sexual behavior," researchers found, but the study found that genetics are far from the only factor at play in someone’s sexuality.

Researchers concluded that “many uncertainties remain to be explored, including how sociocultural influences on sexual preference might interact with genetic influences.”

For the study, an international team of scientists examined data from over 477,000 people in both the U.S. and United Kingdom to explore possible links between their DNA’s genetic markers and sexual behavior. The researchers used data from the U.K. Biobank study and private genomics firm 23andMe.

More than 26,000 participants said they had had at least one same-sex sexual encounter. The researchers wrote that past studies were too small to unveil the impacts of individual genes.

Of five genetic variants that the scientists statistically found were associated with same-sex sexual behaviors, none had a particularly large impact, and none could alone predict sexual behavior.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

Of course there isn't. A 'gay gene' would have no evolutionary value at all and would have been 'bred' out.

That doesn't necessarily mean that gay people choose to be gay, or that there is no naturally occurring haywire. It's certainly possible it is either natural, environmental or a combination. Either way, these people don't deserve to be praised, celebrated or abused because they get their rocks off in a certain way.

PS. Look for Science to be labeled a "hate" group.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:24 PM

View PostMagic Rat, on 29 August 2019 - 06:29 PM, said:

Of course there isn't. A 'gay gene' would have no evolutionary value at all and would have been 'bred' out.

That doesn't necessarily mean that gay people choose to be gay, or that there is no naturally occurring haywire. It's certainly possible it is either natural, environmental or a combination. Either way, these people don't deserve to be praised, celebrated or abused because they get their rocks off in a certain way.

PS. Look for Science to be labeled a "hate" group.

Many genes have no obvious evolutionary value. They are passed along from generation to generation as passive passengers.

Genetic changes occur all of the time, due to simple translation errors, environmental effects, and chromosomal damage due to chemical exposure. Just because a gene is in person's genome does not mean that it's been there for millennia.
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Posted 30 August 2019 - 06:38 AM

Not a single gene, but many genes influence sexuality.
So, humans and and animals are complicated.
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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:20 AM

Gay does not come solely from a gene.
Being attracted to the same sex IS biological, but not from the gene. Its more complex a biology within the brain/body than simply being 'Gene 7/2006' or whatever.
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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:15 PM

For men, the closest thing to a "gay gene" are skinny jeans.








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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:52 PM

View Postgrimreefer, on 30 August 2019 - 07:15 PM, said:

For men, the closest thing to a "gay gene" are skinny jeans.http://www.rightnation.us/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif

http://www.rightnation.us/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/froehlich214.gifand a "man bun" Riding a bike or driving a Prius
Kestrel...

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