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Epigenetic ‘tags’ linked to homosexuality in men

Twin study reveals five DNA markers that are associated with sexual orientation. Sara Reardon Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/Getty The biological influences on sexual orientation may extend to DNA ‘tags’ that affect gene expression. Update, 12 October 2015: Since this story was first published, several researchers have criticized the study’s methods. …

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How our genes could make us gay or straight

(Image courtesy of Flickr user William Hamon) By Jenny GravesJune 4, 2014 The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furor in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim – and adds another candidate gene. To an evolutionary geneticist, the idea that a person’s genetic makeup …

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Does Everybody Have a Gay Gene?

Join Dr. Lehmiller Where does our sexual orientation come from? That’s a question that we don’t yet fully understand. However, a growing body of research suggests that it may be determined, at least in part, by our genetics.  Scientists have been searching for years for a so-called “gay gene,” and …

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