Elements S1 • E18

Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?





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Published on Feb 16, 2018

Scientists have identified two new genetic connections to homosexuality. Does this confirm that there are predisposed sexual orientations?

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What do the new ‘gay genes’ tell us about sexual orientation?
“Two gene variants have been found to be more common in gay men, adding to mounting evidence that sexual orientation is at least partly biologically determined. For the first time, individual genes have been identified that may influence how sexual orientation develops in boys and men, both in the womb and during life.”

Where Is It Illegal To Be Gay?
“There are many places in the world where it's illegal to be gay. In fact, according to the U.N., homosexuality is a crime in at least 75 countries, 13 of which impose the death penalty for homosexual acts. Anti-gay laws are most pervasive in Africa and the Middle East.”

Study of gay brothers may confirm X chromosome link to homosexuality
“Dean Hamer finally feels vindicated. More than 20 years ago, in a study that triggered both scientific and cultural controversy, the molecular biologist offered the first direct evidence of a “gay gene,” by identifying a stretch on the X chromosome likely associated with homosexuality. But several subsequent studies called his finding into question.”

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